Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: swedish
Servings: 20 meatballs
Calories: 123kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 10% cream
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 1 medium onion medium , diced
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 large egg
  • olive oil
  • 6 tbsps butter
  • 3 tbsps flour
  • 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • egg noodles or mashed
  • lingonberry cranberry sauce or


  • Combine 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup bread crumbs in a small mixing bowl and set aside
  • In a large pan saute the garlic and onions in 1 tbsp butter.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the beef, oregano, salt, pepper, egg, cream and breadcrumb mixture.
  • When the onions are translucent, add them with any leftover butter to the meat. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Heat some olive oil and melt another tbsp butter in the large pan on medium high. Form the meat into about 20 – 24 golf ball sized meatballs, brown them on 2 sides in the pan in 2 batches. You want them to be a deep brown on both sides with lots of brown stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan. This should take about 2 minutes for each side.
  • Remove the meatballs from the pan when browned on both sides, leaving any juices in the pan.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine and use a wooden spoon to scrape up all the brown bits.
  • Melt 4 tbsp butter in the pan, then add the flour and whisk vigorously to create the roux. Whisk in the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the cream, worchestershire sauce and mustard.
  • Bring the gravy to a full boil, then reduce heat to medium. Return the meatballs to the gravy, cover and cook for 20 minutes or more.
  • Serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g