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Traditional Swedish Meatballs


This weekend Balcon 3 team decided to present a traditional Swedish recipe because Sweden is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. We did some research on the Internet and discovered that Swedes love meatballs! There are many recipes for this delicious meal and we suggest you prepare it for your Sunday lunch. Swedish meatballs are usually served with boiled potatoes and blackberry jam. Bon appetit!

Ingredients (for twoVikings or four ordinary people 🙂


– 2 tablespoons butter

– ½ onion, finely chopped

– 1 ½ teaspoon of salt

– ¼  cup milk

– 2 eggs

– 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

– 1 teaspoon black pepper

– ¼ teaspoon walnuts

– ½  kilo ground beef

– ½ pound ground pork


– 2 tablespoons butter

– 3 tablespoons flour

– 3 cups of beef stock

– ½  cup sour cream

– ½  teaspoon sugar

– salt and black pepper to taste


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in butter until onion begins to turn translucent, about 6 minutes. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, bread crumbs, black pepper, nutmeg, allspice, and cayenne pepper to the breadcrumb mixture; stir to combine. Mix beef and pork into the bread crumb mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; whisk flour into butter and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly whisk beef broth into butter mixture. Increase heat to medium-high, whisk cream into mixture and bring to a simmer. Stir sugar and Worcestershire sauce into gravy. Simmer until slightly thickened, 6 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Roll 2 to 3 tablespoons meatball mixture into a ball using wet hands; repeat with remaining meatball mixture. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.