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The BEST Swedish Meatball Recipe

My Swedish Meatballs are one of my FAVORITE things to serve during the holidays!

We always have a variety of meatballs as appetizers at my parent’s house at Christmas.


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Tip of the day from my cutie pies: use an ice cream scooper to make perfect sized meatballs!

They LOVE my Meatball recipes! We always make extra to freeze for easy dinners! All I have to do is take them out of the freezer to bake and dinner is ready in an instant!


The BEST Swedish Meatball Recipe

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 371


  • pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • ¼ pound ground pork
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce gluten free Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Redmond Real salt or smoked salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke omit if using smoked salt


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese about ¼ cup, softened
  • cup beef bone broth I used Kettle and Fire to save time
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese about 2 ounces
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, egg, tomato sauce, onion, tamari sauce, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and liquid smoke. Mix until well combined.
  • Shape into 1½-inch meatballs and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the meatballs for 45 to 60 minutes, until cooked through and browned.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce: Place the butter in a saucepan and heat until the butter sizzles and brown flecks appear, stirring constantly to keep the butter from burning. Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the cream cheese, broth, Parmesan, and nutmeg. Simmer for at least 15 minutes. The flavors
  • open up if you simmer longer.
  • When the meatballs are done, remove them from the oven, place them on a serving tray, and serve with the sauce.


Calories: 371 | Fat: 23.9g | Protein: 36.2g | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Fiber: 0g | P:E Ratio: 1.4



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