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Nordic Delight: Savory Swedish Meatballs


About the Dish:

Köttbullar, also known as Swedish meatballs, are a traditional Scandinavian dish made from ground meat, typically a mixture of beef and pork. These meatballs are seasoned with a blend of spices and herbs, giving them a delicious flavor. They are usually served with lingonberry sauce and a side of mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Köttbullar are a popular dish in Sweden and are enjoyed by people all over the world.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 450mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g


Ingredient Quantity
Ground Beef 500g
Ground Pork 500g
Breadcrumbs 1/2 cup
Onion (finely chopped) 1
Egg 1
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt 1 tsp
Black Pepper 1/2 tsp
Ground Allspice 1/2 tsp

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, finely chopped onion, egg, milk, salt, black pepper, and ground allspice. Mix until well combined.
  • Step 2: Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Step 3: In a frying pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Step 4: Once the meatballs are browned, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Step 5: In the same pan, melt some butter and add flour to make a roux.
  • Step 6: Gradually add beef broth and whisk until smooth and thickened.
  • Step 7: Add a splash of heavy cream and stir until well combined.
  • Step 8: Return the meatballs to the pan and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Step 9: Serve the köttbullar with lingonberry sauce and a side of mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Enjoy!

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