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swedish meatballs
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Easy Swedish Meatball Recipe

Meaty and juicy meatballs smothered in delectable creamy gravy sauce. These Swedish Meatballs are ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: swedish meatballs
Servings: 4
Calories: 719kcal
Author: Bebs



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon parsley - chopped
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 medium egg



  • Combine all ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl and mix until completely blended. Then roll into 20 meatballs or each about the size of a golf ball. 
  • In a skillet, heat 5 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook turning continuously until brown on each side and cooked throughout. Transfer to a plate and cover.
  • In the same skillet with the leftover oil and drippings, add the flour and cook while stirring from time to time for a minute or until brown. Slowly stir in water and cream while constantly stirring. Add the chicken broth cube, dijon mustard and soy sauce. Season with salt if needed and bring to a simmer. 
  • Add back the cooked meatballs and let it simmer for another minute or two or until gravy sauce has thickened.  
  • Serve with rice or pasta noodles or mashed potatoes. You may sprinkle some chopped parsley and paprika powder on top for garnishing. 


Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 1384mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg