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Classic Swedish Meatballs

  • 35 min
    Prep Time
  • 1 hr
    Total Time
  • 8 people
  • 352 per 1 serving


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods™ Organic Beef Broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped to serve


  • Step 1

    Prepare the meatballs: place beef, pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, garlic, salt, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl and use your hands to mix everything into a cohesive mixture. Form meatballs into small balls (roughly the size of a Ping pong ball) using your hands. Set on a baking sheet. 

  • Step 2

    Cook the meatballs: heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add meatballs in batches and cook, turning every 1-2 minutes, until meatballs are browned on all four sides. Transfer meatballs to a plate and repeat with remainder of mixture. It's OK if meatballs are not fully cooked inside they will continue to cook in the gravy. 

  • Step 3

    Prepare the gravy: sprinkle flour over the remaining browned bits in the non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Use a wooden spoon to scrape bits around and cook the flour until thick and no longer looks dry - about 1 minute. Add beef broth and pepper and whisk until gravy is smooth and just beginning to simmer.

  • Step 4

    Return meatballs to gravy pan. Simmer meatballs in gravy, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until meatballs are completely cooked through and gravy has thickened.

  • Step 5

    Remove the pan from heat and stir in half-and-half, gently shaking the pan to combine.  Garnish meatballs with chopped fresh parsley and enjoy!

Calories 352
Total Fat 21 g
Sat. Fat 8.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 616 mg
Total Carb 14 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 22 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 13 %DV
Potassium 8 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.