The easiest recipe for flavor-packed Swedish Meatballs that taste better than IKEA’s. Juicy seasoned meatballs in a creamy gravy sauce.
Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe-
Classic recipe for homemade Swedish Meatballs. The meatballs are seasoned with allspice and nutmeg that give the dish its distinct flavor. The meatballs are sauteed then smothered in the most delicious rich gravy sauce.
Kids love the meatballs just as much as adults do, what’s not to love about meatballs?
How to Make Swedish Meatballs:
This recipe comes together rather quickly once you have all of your ingredients prepped and measured.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef and pork. Using the star side of a box grater, grate the onion into the meat. In a separate bowl, combine the panko crumbs and milk, add to meat.
- Add the remaining meatball ingredients and mix well. Shape into uniform 1″ balls.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook the meatballs for 6-7 minutes, turning halfway. Cook until golden brown and cooked through. We recommend cooking in 2-3 bathes, depending on the size of your skillet.
- Remove meatballs from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
Prepare Gravy Sauce:
- In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Quickly whisk in the flour and cook until golden brown.
- Pour in the broth, cream, Dijon, salt, and pepper to taste and stir to combine. Bring the gravy sauce to a simmer and cook until it thickens, stirring as needed.
- Return the meatballs back to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Cook until meatballs are reheated.
|Serve the meatballs over mashed potatoes, egg noodles or even rice for a complete meal.|
Can I bake the meatballs?
Yes, the meatballs may be baked. Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Bake meatballs at 400°F, 12-15 minutes (or until cooked through), and an instant-read thermometer registers at 165°F in the center of the meatball.
Can I freeze the meatballs?
Yes, you can freeze the meatballs.
Once the meatballs are cooked and cooled, arrange them on a platter and freeze. Transfer the frozen meatballs to a freezer bag. Then, just thaw overnight and continue with the recipe.
Other Recipes with Meatballs:
- Easy Meatball Recipe- in a homemade sauce.
- Meatball and Rice Soup- perfect for fall weather.
- Meatball Noodle Soup- loved by kids.
- Spaghetti and Meatballs- Italian classic.
Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe (with BEST sauce)
For the Swedish Meatballs:
how to make swedish meatballs-
- In a bowl combine the panko crumbs with milk. Add the rest of the ingredients for the meatballs and mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs even sized meatballs.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot add the meatballs in 2 batches until the meatballs are golden brown and fully cooked, about 6-7 minutes. Flip the meatballs as needed and add more oil as needed. After the meatballs are cooked remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
how to make swedish meatball sauce-
- In the same skillet, melt butter and then whisk in flour and cook until golden, whisking continually.
- Add in the broth, heavy whipping cream, dijon, salt, and pepper and stir. Bring the sauce to a simmer and continue cooking until thick. Place the meatballs back into the skillet into the sauce and cook until the meatballs are heated through.
- Garnish with chopped greens and serve over mashed potatoes or desired side. Enjoy!
NOTE: This recipe was developed by Valentina’s Corner and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.