Very swedish meatballs

Swedish meatballs are a favorite of both me and my wife. Here's my recipe for the tastiest meatballs you've ever had.

Meatball ingredients

This makes enough Swedish meatballs for 4 adults.

  • 1/2 kg of lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 deciliters of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 deciliter tomato sauce or a little less tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (or other herb to taste)
  • Salt, pepper and allspice to taste

Cooking instructions

Mix all ingredients well. Refridgerate until chilled.



Form mix into small balls, no bigger than 2.5 centimeters / 1 inch across. Fry with butter in a hot skillet. Shake skillet often to fry all sides and keep meatballs round.


  • You can skip refridgeration by using cold minced meat
  • Instead of ground beef, used 50/50 beef and pork mix or minced turkey for a leaner dish
  • Add cream for richer tasting meatballs
  • For a more traditional meatball, make larger balls. After browning, cook covered in medium heat (180 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit) oven for 30 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve with potatoes (or pasta) and vegetables. Cover with brown sauce and cranberry preserve for a real Swedish experience.

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