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The Best Swedish Meatballs

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Grace Barger: "Great on egg noodles. Delicious!!" Read More
19Ingredients
30Minutes
480Calories
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Ingredients

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6 SERVINGS
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
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    480Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories480Calories from Fat380
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat42g65%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat1g
    Cholesterol180mg60%
    Sodium770mg32%
    Potassium390mg11%
    Protein18g35%
    Calories from Fat380
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate8g3%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Sugars<1g2%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium8%
    Iron15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(82)

    Grace Barger 2 months ago
    Great on egg noodles. Delicious!!
    Julie Klemens 7 months ago
    This recipe is delish. My old recipe was canned cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. I love that I’m not using a processed can of soup any longer. This is definitely a rich sauce but it’s not like I eat it every week. A couple of times a year and it’s worth it. It’s a definite step up from the “usual” Swedish meatballs. Thank you!
    Laurie Tremblay 9 months ago
    Excellent! Makes a lot more sauce than needed, but so delicious!
    Penelope a year ago
    I followed the recipe and the entire family loved it. I'll definitely make it again.
    Antea Singleton a year ago
    I made these with beyond meat and vegetable broth. Delicious
    Rachael Llovet a year ago
    ive made this recipe so many times and is so good. the sauce is so creamy ans tangy. this is my husbands favorite dish
    Lynn Brookhaus a year ago
    So good! I add basil, oregano, and smoked paprika to the meatballs and I add mushrooms to the sauce. I also do 2.5 cups broth and only 1/2 cup heavy cream. Big hit with my husband and daughter
    Rebecca Teets 2 years ago
    it was easy to make, but overall not something i will try again.
    Joe 2 years ago
    Loved it, the sauce is fantastic.
    Kristin Mowry 2 years ago
    amazing. i use this recipe every time. i add a little more Worcestershire sauce and some garlic powder to the sauce. so yummy!!!
    Amber Rollo 2 years ago
    Great recipe with no modifications!
    Shannon S. 2 years ago
    quite tasty. used pork rinds instead of panko and venison instead of ground beef
    greywolf leloup 3 years ago
    Here's a spinner for all of you to try to catapult this into your all-time favorite recipes. Make this exact recipe, but add 170g (1 pack) of blue cheese to sauce (not the Danish kind). You will fall head over heels!!
    Erickson 3 years ago
    Fantastic!! A must try.
    Bernard 3 years ago
    Not impressed...the meatballs were ok, but the sauce was gloopy and thick....I followed the recipe exactly but wish I’d used cornflour instead of plain flour as I think it was the plain flour that made the sauce too thick. Having said that the family thought it was just ok...nothing special...so I won’t be cooking this again.....reminded us of school dinners!
    Sohna 3 years ago
    they were only okay. nothing to write home about, and i followed the recipe exactly.
    Smith 3 years ago
    Super easy and delicious! I added mushrooms to the sauce and used half cream / half 2% milk for the sauce and it turned out great. Would definitely make again.
    Lamb 3 years ago
    Good recipe that’s pretty easy. Love the flavor of the sauce. Wasn’t crazy with it over rice. Will have to try with egg noodles next time.
    Donna E. 3 years ago
    Wonderful! I have my grandmothers Swedish meatballs recipe but decided to try this one for a change it was outstanding!!
    Adrienne B. 3 years ago
    Made this for Sunday dinner and the fam loved it! We have enough for leftovers after soccer practice Monday. The only thing I did differently was add two capfuls of Allegro marinade and I used Half &Half instead of heavy creme. The gravy was still smooth and creamy! Will add this to the rotation!
    Holly Melone 3 years ago
    Delicious and simple! Yum!
    Daan Vandepitte 3 years ago
    The recipe isn't a lie. They really are the best I had so far. I'll surely make this again.
    瑞娜 雷. 3 years ago
    delicious and pretty easy to make. i had to use pork and am delighted to report that any form of ground meat seems to taste just as great as beef.
    Tripptree 3 years ago
    delicious and creamy. can't wait to make again.
    Nordhues 3 years ago
    doubled everything up and it all tasted great!
    Nigel Stromberg 3 years ago
    Excellent! will be making again!
    Ant Rimas 3 years ago
    Made this tonight and it was spot on for the seasoning! Everyone loved it!!!! The only tweaks I had was adding more flour towards the end for thickness, but that’s really preference. Also, I used ground turkey and baked them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. (Around 1-1.5 oz each meatballs. About 1 inch diameter) Then broil for 2-4 minutes for the crispy brownness. But make sure not to over cook, making them dry. This is a recipe I’ll be using again!
    Brandon Beard 3 years ago
    Awesome recipe. Used fresh venison in place of beef. Have used this recipe twice and we love it
    S m. 3 years ago
    Was my first time making this kind of dish and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for this simple and straightforward recipe
    figaro 3 years ago
    Alyssa, this is the 2nd recipe of yours I've found to be unhealthy: too much butter, too much cream. Are you aware there is an obesity epidemic in this country? The cholesterol level is over-the-top. Try cutting the butter in half, the cream too. Add a bit more flour to thicken, more broth or white wine for more gravy. Otherwise, your seasonings are spot on. Also, anyone who has fried meatballs and ended up with a messy stove top and splash burns should try baking these or broiling at low. Works every time. Fun Fact: did you know that the origin of Swedish Meatballs is actually Turkish?

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