Swedish Meat Balls Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelBit Difficult
Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Fresh bread cubes2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Onion1 , finely chopped
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Eggs3 , beaten
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Paprika2 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg2 Teaspoon
 Dry mustard1 Teaspoon
 Ground chuck1 1⁄2 Pound
 Mixed herbs1 Teaspoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Meat concentrate1 Teaspoon
 Tomato paste2 Teaspoon
 Flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Beef bouillon2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Dairy sour cream2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3602 Calories from Fat 2631

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 295 g453.2%

Saturated Fat 146 g730.2%

Trans Fat 0.7 g

Cholesterol 1496.5 mg

Sodium 4772.1 mg198.8%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.2%

Dietary Fiber 10.4 g41.6%

Sugars 35.8 g

Protein 161 g321.3%

Vitamin A 209.8% Vitamin C 43.2%

Calcium 84.5% Iron 88.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Combine bread cubes and milk and let stand.
2. Cook onion in 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat until tender, but not browned.
3. Squeeze as much milk out of the bread as possible and place bread in a mixing bowl. Add the cooked onion, eggs, salt, pepper, paprika, nutmeg and mustard. Blend thoroughly. Add chuck and mixed herbs and blend thoroughly with the hands until well mixed.
4. Shape meat mixture into 1-inch balls.
5. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Brown meat balls, a few at a time, on all sides. As meat balls are cooked, remove from skillet.
6. Cook garlic in meat drippings for 1 minute. , Add meat concentrate, tomato paste and
flour and stir well.
7. Stir in beef bouillon. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
8. Lower heat and stir in sour cream. Heat but do not boil.
9. Return meat balls to pan and simmer over low heat until meat balls are well heated.
10. Serve with hot buttered noodles, if desired.