K├Âttbullar Swedish Meatballs Recipe


  • 1/4 cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 pound Ground Pork
  • 1/2 pound Ground Veal
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, peeled & grated
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Butter for frying
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 2 tbsp Flour + 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream


  • Blitz fresh bread crumbs in a food processor to get them as fine as possible
  • Soak the breadcrumbs and milk in a bowl for 5 minutes
  • Add the soaked breadcrumbs, pork, veal, grated onions, egg, salt, allspice and pepper to a mixing bowl and thoroughly combine
  • With wet hands, shape the mixture into tightly packed 1 tbsp sized balls
  • Warm 2 tbsp of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat
  • Working in batches, fry the meatballs until they are browned all over, then remove from skillet and set aside, adding butter between batches if necessary
  • Add beef broth to the skillet and de-glaze the pan
  • Warm a large sauce pan, large enough to hold all the meatballs, over medium heat and transfer the beef broth into it using a sieve
  • Whisk the flour and water together in a small bowl then add it to the beef broth, stirring constantly until it comes to a gentle boil and begins to thicken
  • Add soy sauce, freshly ground black pepper and heavy cream to the sauce pan, whisking well to combine
  • When the sauce is warmed through, reduce the heat to medium-low, add all meatballs along with any reserved juices into the saucepan
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Serve with pureed mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam and a fresh vegetable side

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