5 from 9 votes
Swedish meatball
Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Swedish Meatballs have been made and enjoyed in American homes for years as an appetizer at dinner parties and swanky get-togethers. Chances are if your grandparents or parents were the types of folks to enjoy throwing fancy dinner parties in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s you might have had the privilege of enjoying these international delights from Sweden.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Swedish
Keyword: Meatballs, Swedish Meatballs
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped dillweed
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  1. In a 12-inch metal pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the chopped onion, and a pinch of the salt cook until the onions are soft. Remove the metal pan from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk mixture, ground chuck, pork, egg yolks, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, and cooked onions.
  3. Form the balls and place on a sheet pan.
  4. Heat the remaining butter and olive oil in the saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the formed meatballs and saute until golden brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs to an ovenproof dish using a slotted spoon and place in the warmed oven.
  5. Once all of the meatballs are cooked, decrease the heat to low and add the flour to the pan or skillet. Whisk until lightly browned, approximately 2-3 minutes. Gradually add the beef stock and whisk until sauce begins to thicken. Add the heavy cream and continue to cook until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Remove the meatballs from the oven, cover with the gravy and serve.