Swedish Meat Balls Recipe

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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time2 Hr 30 Min
Ready In3 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Ground chuck1 Pound
 Ground pork1⁄4 Pound
 Ground veal/1/2 pound of either, if only one other meat is desired in addition to beef1⁄4 Pound
 Bread crumbs1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Milk/Light cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Medium, peeled, finely chopped
 Salt1 3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Dill weed3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Allspice1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Butter/Margarine3 Tablespoon
 Canned beef broth10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Light cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 708 Calories from Fat 480

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g82.4%

Saturated Fat 25.7 g128.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 292.5 mg

Sodium 1399.1 mg58.3%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.1%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 38 g75.8%

Vitamin A 16.5% Vitamin C 8%

Calcium 17% Iron 18.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, soak the bread crumbs in milk or light cream for 5 minutes.
2) In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meats, eggs, onion, allspice, nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon dill weed, mix well.
3) Cover and place the mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4) Then shape the mixture into 1-inch balls.
5) In a skillet, lightly brown the meat balls in the heated butter.
6) In a slow cooker, place the browned meat balls and add rest of the ingredients alongwith the skillet drippings
7 ) Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.

8) Serve immediately on individual serving plates.