Swedish Meatballs with Ground Beef and Pork

Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Meatballs. Kelly Cline / Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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These excellent Swedish meatballs are made with a mixture of ground beef and pork, bread crumbs, and sauteed onions. The meatballs are browned and then simmered in a creamy gravy.

For traditional Swedish meatballs, serve them with boiled potatoes, and lingonberry jam.

See Also
Favorite Swedish Meatballs

What You'll Need

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg; add 1/3 cup milk and bread crumbs and blend thoroughly.
  2. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook the onions in 2 tablespoons butter until lightly browned; cool slightly. 
  3. To the egg and crumb mixture, add the cooked onion, salt, black pepper, ground beef, and ground pork. Shape the meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
  4. Place the skillet used to cook the onions over medium heat and cook the meatballs, turning to brown all sides. Add the 2 tablespoons of water, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  1. Transfer the meatballs to a bowl with slotted spoon and pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream, stirring constantly. When well blended, add meatballs back to skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer the meatballs for 10 to 15 minutes longer. 
  2. Serve with boiled potatoes, rice, or pasta.

Note: According to USDA guidelines, ground meat must be cooked to a minimum safe temperature of 160 F (165 F for ground poultry).

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