Spiced Swedish Meatballs Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shortening1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Ground beef1 Pound
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Water/Milk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Shortening1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
 Beef bouillon cubes3
 Water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Flour5 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Bay leaves3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 425 Calories from Fat 301

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.6%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.5%

Trans Fat 1.5 g

Cholesterol 125 mg

Sodium 1491.9 mg62.2%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.99 g4%

Sugars 3.9 g

Protein 17 g33.6%

Vitamin A 2.3% Vitamin C 6.6%

Calcium 2.2% Iron 10.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, dissolve beef bouillon cubes in water.

2) In a skillet, add shortening to melt over heat.
3) Add onion to sauté until tender.
4) In a large bowl, mix sautéed onion, meats, dry bread crumbs, beaten eggs, salt, sugar, pepper, nutmeg and water or milk.
5) Make 1 1/2-inch balls out of the mixture.
6) In a hot skillet, melt fat to fry the balls to brown.
7) Remove the meat balls.
8) Sprinkle flour in the remaining drippings and fat.
9) Pour in bouillon water and lemon juice, stirring to thick.
10) Add bay leaves and browned meat balls.
11) Gently cook the balls for 1 hour.

12) Serve the meat balls with spaghetti or bread rolls.