Recipe: Swed(Ish) Meatballs


There a loads of meatball recipes from all over the world but the smaller Swedish version made of beef and pork have always been particularly popular. Here is our version of this great dish... without the need for flat-pack furniture!


  • 200 g minced beef
  • 250 g minced pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion (blitzed or finely diced)
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2 l oil (for frying)
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 400 g new potatoes
  • 1 sprig fresh dill (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp cranberry sauce
make the meatball mix

Step 1

Make The Meatball Mix

mix beef & pork mince, nutmeg, blitzed or finely diced onion, breadcrumbs and egg together with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.

shape the meatballs

Step 2

Shape The Meatballs

roll and shape the mixture into lots of walnut-sized meatballs.

cook the potatoes

Step 3

Cook The Potatoes

place the washed potatoes into a pan of cold salted water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

cook the meatballs & sauce!

Step 4

Cook The Meatballs & Sauce!

heat some oil in a non-stick pan and fry the meatballs until they brown all over. drain off any excess fat from the bottom of the pan. add the beef stock and cream to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes to thicken the sauce and cook the meatballs through.

add the dill and serve!

Step 5

Add The Dill And Serve!

chop the dill and stir through the sauce at the last moment before serving with the drained potatoes and with a dollop of cranberry sauce on the side. serves 4

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