Swedish Meatballs Recipe - Swedish meatballs make a delicious dish served as an appetizer or as a main meal. This family recipe is made from scratch and is a favorite! // addapinch.com
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Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Swedish Meatball Recipe - Swedish meatballs make a delicious dish with tender meatballs served in a rich, creamy sauce over noodles or mashed potatoes! A favorite family recipe made from scratch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, meatballs recipe, swedish meatball recipe, swedish meatballs, swedish meatballs recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bread or cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley optional
  • olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley optional

Instructions

For the meatballs:

  • Mix together all ingredients for the meatballs. Set aside.
  • Using a tablespoon scoop or spoon, form meatballs from the ground beef mixture. Heat 12-inch skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Drizzle in enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the skillet to prevent meatballs from sticking. Drop formed meatballs into the heated skillet, turning occasionally to ensure that all sides of the meatball have been browned, about 7-10 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the skillet or saute pan and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

For the sauce:

  • Reduce the heat on the skillet or saute pan to medium-low heat. Melt butter and whisk in flour until it has turned golden brown. Slowly whisk in beef broth and cook until thickened, then add in milk or cream, worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt. Continue to stir until well-combined. Add meatballs back into the skillet, turning to coat well. Add fresh parsley, if using.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1054mg | Potassium: 391mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4.5% | Vitamin C: 0.7% | Calcium: 7.4% | Iron: 14.3%