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Swedish Meatballs

Happy National Meatball Day! Enjoy this yummy recipe!

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

25 Minutes





  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound of Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 tsp. of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Ground Allspice
  • 1 tsp. Of Salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil (for frying)


  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 1/3 Cup of Flour
  • 3 Cups of Beef Broth
  • 1/2 tsp. of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp. of Parsley


  1. Get all ingredients ready prior to starting.
  2. Add all the meatball ingredients (except for the olive oil) to a large prep bowl. Using your hands, mix it together use 2 1/2 Tbsp of meat to make the meatballs (it will approximately make 25 - 30 meatballs. Place the meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet for easy clean up.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large and deep skillet and let it heat up for a few minutes over medium high heat. Fry the meatballs in 2 batches until all sides are browned (about 5 - 7 minutes/batch). You may need to add a splash more oil for the second batch. Put to meatballs on a plate
  4. Pour out most of the fat from the skillet, but keep the brown bits for extra flavor.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Once it's melted stir in the flour and cook, stirring often, for a few minutes until the sauce starts to turn golden brown. 
  6. Slowly whisk the beef broth in, and ensure the flour has dissolved into the sauce.
  7. Whisk in the Dijon Mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  8. Add the meatballs back to the pan and cook for about 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and the gravy thickens to your licking.
  9. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream. 
  10. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve!

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Best Served with noodles or mashed potatoes! For a healthier option you can use Zucchini Noodles. 

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