Swedish Meatballs…


These lovely meatballs are a family favourite which we have made and enjoyed many times they can be eaten with potatoes or noodles and pair very well with both.


The Meatballs:

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 kilo of beef/pork mince I use half and half.
  • 1/2 a cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • A tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice
  • 1/4 tsp of Dill.


  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 3 tbsp of flour
  • A large pinch of salt
  • A large pinch of pepper + 1/4 Tsp
  • 1 pint of beef stock
  • 1/2 a cup of single cream.

Let’s Cook!

Preheat the oven to 350F/170C

Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until transparent about 2-3 minutes.

In a large bowl combine the onion and all the meatball ingredients…   Using your hands to combine everything well. Once combined take a small amount of the meat mixture to cook to check and adjust the seasoning if necessary then using damp hands roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls about 24.

In the same pan that you cooked the onions, cook the meatballs in batches …  …Cook the meatballs turning until all sides are browned. Drain on a paper towel covered plate.

In the same pan melt the 2 tbsps of butter with the dripping and the bits from the pan, whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

Gradually add the beef stock, whisking when all the stock is added add the cream and cook for 1-2 minutes whisking until the sauce has slightly thickened.

Add the meatballs and gently spoon the juice over them and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Serve with boiled potatoes or pasta and steamed vegetables.


About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂 xx






6 thoughts on “Swedish Meatballs…

  1. Jalla Chmar

    Thank you for sharing the recipe! The half-and-half beef/pork mix is something I never tried before. I bet there are excellent!

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