Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs









Serves 6-8


  • ½ c panko bread crumbs
  • 1 c buttermilk OR 1 cup milk mixed with 1 TBS vinegar
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ c minced onion, pressed between paper towels to remove excess moisture (or 1 tsp onion powder)
  • ¼ c capers, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBS dried parsley
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1/3 c flour
  • 3 c low-sodium  beef broth OR 3 c water and 2 small cubes of beef bouillon
  • 3-4 TBS milk, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve with: Boiled red potatoes tossed in butter
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil (seriously, doing this saves a lot of scrubbing time later!)
  2. Combine bread crumbs and buttermilk in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add beef, pork, egg, onion, capers, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley. Combine with your hands.
  4. Scoop tablespoon-sized portions and roll into balls. Place on baking sheet. Broil 10-12 minutes on low or until they are brown on top.
  5. While meatballs are browning, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth.
  6. Add 1 cup beef broth and whisk together until completely smooth. Add remaining beef broth and increase heat to medium so it starts to simmer and thicken.
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes, remove from heat and stir in milk or cream if you want.
  8. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

This is my budget-friendly adaptation from Our Best Bites “Savoring the Seasons” Swedish Meatball recipe. This cookbook is amazing!! You need it. Buy it here.

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