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Nordic Delight: Savory Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce

Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

About the Dish:

Köttbullar, or Swedish meatballs, are a classic dish in Swedish cuisine. These delicious meatballs are typically made from a mixture of ground beef and pork, along with breadcrumbs, onions, and various seasonings. They are traditionally served with lingonberry jam and creamy gravy, accompanied by mashed potatoes or noodles. Köttbullar are a beloved comfort food in Sweden and are loved for their tender, flavorful texture.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Ground Beef 1 pound
Ground Pork 1 pound
Breadcrumbs 1/2 cup
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Egg 1
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Butter, for cooking 2 tablespoons

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, finely chopped onion, egg, milk, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together until well combined.
  • Step 2: Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs to the skillet, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. Cook the meatballs for about 8-10 minutes, or until browned on all sides and cooked through.
  • Step 3: Once the meatballs are cooked, remove them from the skillet and set them aside. Prepare the lingonberry jam and creamy gravy according to your preferences. Serve the köttbullar with lingonberry jam, creamy gravy, and your choice of sides such as mashed potatoes or noodles.

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