Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"Found on a favourite programme of mine "Food Safari". Prep time includes making the meatballs. This recipe makes appro 40 meatballs pending on the size you make them."

Original recipe yields 40 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.8 g)
  • Calories 66.1
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.4 mg
  • Sodium - 28.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 12.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg


Step 1

Heat the sour cream, onion and peppercorns in a pan over medium heat for 4 minutes or until simmering. Add stock, return to a simmer and cook for a further 4 minutes or until slightly reduced. Strain through a fine sieve, discarding solids. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.


Step 2

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and thyme, and cook for 4 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool, then combine with minced meat, egg and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Season. Using damp hands, roll 3 teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place balls on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

Step 3

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in 4 batches, shaking pan to evenly brown meatballs, for 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Scatter with dill and serve with the warm sour cream sauce.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I did make a few changes to this recipe but non that would affect the wonderful flavours in this dish. I used avocado oil in lieu of the olive oil as that I had on hand and used gluten free rice bread crumbs due to food allergy. Other than that instructions where followed as instructed. Both DH and I really enjoyed this recipe, thx for sharing it here.

review by:
(2 Nov 2019)


I scaled this back to use 250 grams of meat (very lean minced/ground beef) otherwise followed the recipe though did double the sauce component for that size and had a oops moment in that I added everything to the pot in one go so had to reduce but did not get it as thick as it should have been to coat the meatballs but it was delicious all the same served over pasta with http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/whole-grain-mustard-slaw-10432 by Derf on the side. Thank you Tisme, made for Pick Me tag game .

review by:
(18 Aug 2015)