My mum's Swedish meatballs

My mum's Swedish meatballs


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About this recipe: My mum served these beef and pork meatballs every Christmas eve with two sauces; a soured cream sauce and a sweeter lingonberry sauce.


Makes: 48 meatballs

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 40g breadcrumbs
  • 120ml water
  • 120ml single cream
  • 340g minced beef
  • 120g minced pork
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan over low heat; cook and stir onion in melted butter until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, water and single cream in a large bowl; let stand for about 2 minutes. Stir cooked onion, mince, minced pork, salt, pepper and sugar into breadcrumb mixture until thoroughly mixed. Use your hands to shape mixture into about 48 very small meatballs.
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a frying pan; add meatballs. Brown slowly for about 25 minutes, until meatballs are fully cooked in the middle and no longer pink. Shake the pan occasionally to cook evenly.


Dust your hands with flour to prevent the meatballs from sticking to your hands. This also helps them keep thier shape while frying.

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