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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6


The best homemade Swedish meatballs, swimming in the most amazing creamy and rich gravy sauce! They are very hearty, tender and packed with fantastic flavors.


  • Panko breadcrumbs-1/3 cup
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream- 2 tbsp.
  • Medium egg- 1
  • Garlic cloves (finely chopped)- 4
  • Salt- 1/3 tsp.
  • Ground black pepper- 1/4 tsp.
  • White pepper powder- 1/4 tsp.
  • All purpose seasoning- 1/2 tsp.
  • Onion ( finely chopped & cooked until golden brown)-1
  • Ground beef- 800 gm /1.7 lbs
  • Parsley ( finely chopped)- 1 tbsp.
  • Butter- 1 tbsp.
  • Vegetable oil- 3 tbsp.
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  • Unsalted butter- 3 tbsp.
  • All purpose flour– 1/4 cup
  • Beef/Chicken stock-1 1/2 cups or 500 ml
  • Heavy cream- 1 cup
  • Soy sauce-1 tsp.
  • Worcestershire sauce-1 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper- to taste
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  1. Heat some oil in a pan, cook onion until golden brown.
  2. Mix milk together with cream, egg, Panko breadcrumbs, garlic, cooked onion, black pepper, white pepper, salt and all purpose spice mix. Allow the breadcrumbs absorb the milk.
  3. Add ground beef and chopped parsley. Mix to combine for at least 5 minutes .
  4. Roll meat into about 25 bite-sized small balls, or 17 large balls.
  5. In a large skillet melt 1 tbsp. of butter, add 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil and fry meatballs over medium high heat until cooked through or don’t simmer*. Transfer to plate and cover with foil.
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  7. In the same skillet melt the remaining 2 tbsp. butter, then whisk in the all-purpose flour until combined, lumps free and become brown in color.
  8. Stir in chicken/beef stock, cream, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, season with salt and pepper and cook until the sauce thickens a little bit.
  9. Return the meatballs back to skillet with gravy.
  10. Serve with Mashed potatoes, Jasmine rice , spaghetti or macaroni.
  11. Enjoy!
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* For larger meatballs I usually add 1/4 cup water once the meatballs are golden brown, cover the skillet with the lid and cook until they don’t stew .
**Gluten free gravy. Use King Arthur all-purpose gluten free flour mix and substitute regular soy sauce for gluten free Tamari.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Meatballs
  • Cuisine: Swedish


  • Serving Size: 100 gm
  • Calories: 145 kcal
  • Sugar: 0.78 g
  • Sodium: 502 mg
  • Fat: 8.24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.41 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 12.94 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg

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