Swedish Meatballs

Now that the weather is changing and we are enjoying cooler temps, it's time for some hearty cold weather meals to warm us up. I love Ikea's Swedish meatballs but I have to drive 3 hours to the nearest Ikea. So here is my recipe. You may be tempted to make your Swedish meatballs with prepared meatballs. Don't do it! These are easy and so tasty!


½ lb. ground pork

½ lb. ground chuck (80/20)

½ medium onion, finely chopped (about ¼ cup)

¼ cups panko breadcrumbs

¼ tsp. allspice

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1 egg

1 Tbsp. olive oil

5 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. flour

1 cup beef broth

1 pint heavy cream

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine ground pork, ground beef, panko, allspice, onion, garlic powder, pepper, salt and egg. Mix until combined.

  2. Roll into 25 small meatballs. In a large skillet heat olive oil and 1 Tablespoon butter. Add the meatballs and cook turning continuously until brown on each side and cooked throughout. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add 4 Tablespoons butter and flour to skillet and whisk for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add worchestershire sauce and dijon mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  5. Serve with roasted potatoes and cranberry sauce if you can't find lingonberries.