Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs

This Swedish meatballs recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes from the time you begin mixing the meatball mixture.

It is a nice lightly flavored meatball recipe with the addition of a bit of chopped dill pickles. The pickles are the signature addition in this recipe, but if you really don’t like them, you can leave them out.

If you can find lingonberry jam, give it a try as a condiment for the meatballs. Lingonberries are traditionally served with Swedish meatballs (just like the meatballs at Ikea stores everywhere). If you can’t find lingonberry jam or preserves, cranberries will work nicely as well.

You will find numerous variations of Swedish meatball sauce recipes. I have seen recipes that call for caraway, allspice, ginger and dill. If you like any of those herbs and spices, try a pinch and see if you like it in the sauce. The sauce is lovely on it’s own so don’t feel that you have to add anything at all.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

This recipe for Swedish meatballs is an easy weeknight dinner, It's ready in about 30 minutes from the time you begin mixing the meatball mixture.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine East European
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 396 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 10.5 ounces cream of celery soup, canned
  • 1/2 soup can water
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons dill pickles, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Mix the beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg and parsley. Shape into 24 meatballs. Brown the meatballs in a frying pan. Pour off the drippings. Stir in the soup, water and chopped pickles. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 23gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 628mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 461IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg
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Serving Suggestions:

Serve on a bed of cooked egg noodles, hot rice, boiled or mashed potatoes. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says he likes to serve his recipe on a bed of cooked, mashed celeriac. I haven’t tried it but you may want to experiment.

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