Swedish meatballs with cream sauce

Swedish meatballs with cream sauce


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About this recipe: My family devours these meatballs. Personally, I prefer to use a 50/50 ratio of minced beef and pork. I like to add nutmeg and allspice to the mixture which goes well with pork.

VAL_51 Essex, England, UK

Makes: 40 meatballs

  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g minced pork
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 225ml milk (or water)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
  • For the creamy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 500ml stock (beef or vegetable)
  • 4 tablespoons cream
  • Few sprigs fresh dill to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a deep bowl, mix the mince and pork with nutmeg, allspice, flour, salt and pepper; mix well. Stir in cream (or milk) and beaten egg.
  2. Shape the mixture into 40 or so meatballs, depending on what size you prefer them to be.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Gently fry the meatballs, in batches, until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate while you make the sauce.
  4. Transfer to a plate while you make the sauce: Melt butter in the same frying pan you cooked the meatballs, scraping up any of the tasty bits stuck to the bottom. Add flour and mix to thicken; gradually add the stock and slowly bringing the sauce to a low simmer. Add cream, fresh dill and season to taste. Place the cooked meatballs in the sauce and gently warm through before serving.

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Reviews (3)


Absolutely loved this! I didn't add the milk to the meat though. Sauce was lovely and meatballs were amazing too - 14 Jan 2016


Wasn't a fan of this meal at all im afraid. Really sorry but meatballs were pretty bland and didnt like the sauce at all. Ended up making my own one to go with the meatballs instead. - 06 Apr 2015


Way too much milk for the amount of meat. That made the meat really runny had to add breadcrumbs as flour would have made it taste too floury. Sauce is yummy probably due to all that butter. Meatballs themselves a bit too bland - 24 Jan 2013

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