Swedish Meatballs

    40 mins

    Beef keema mixed with garlic, onion, nutmeg and allspice, then baked into traditional Swedish goodness! Serve with tomato sauce or by themselves on top of noodles or rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 60g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 60ml cream
    • 25g butter
    • 2 tsp vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 800g keema
    • 1 medium egg
    • 1 tsp minced garlic
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch ground allspice

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Pour the cream into a bowl and soak the breadcrumbs in it.
    3. Heat butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until tender. Transfer to large bowl and wipe pan clean.
    4. Add beef, egg, nutmeg, allspice, garlic and cooked onion to breadcrumb mixture. Use your hands to blend well and shape into 4cm meatballs.
    5. Place in a glass pryex dish. Cover with foil and cook in oven for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through.

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    Something else. For a sauce, I browned 8 meatballs (put the rest in the fridge for another time) in 2 tsp of vegetable oil then took our the meatballs and placed them in the ceramic dish. I then poured in a cup of water and one chicken stock cube (didn't have any beef ones) and started to simmer. Added the remaining 190 ml of cream (from the 250 ml carton that I bought) and stirred. Added flour to thicken. Noticed it was a bit on the lumpy side so placed the whole sauce into a blender for about 30 seconds. Poured this sauce over the meatballs and covered with foil in the over for 30 minutes. Turned out lovely!! Almost forgot - added a pinch of nutmeg to the sauce.  -  30 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    It SOUNDED really good; however, I guess maybe I'm not a dill fan. To me, the dish was dill with some white sauce and meatballs. The meatballs were good although they seemed to take longer than the recipe called for. All in all, I would make it again but without the dill or maybe with a brown sauce.  -  28 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was just o.k. It sounded soooo good but I think I would have enjoyed more sauce as I served it with wide noodles I will try it again but maybe change it a little and see what happens. Thanks anyway for sending it.  -  10 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)