This recipe always reminds me of my grandmother. She made the best Swedish Meatballs and the sauce was incredible. Here is my own variation that I make today. I like to serve mine over wide egg noodles. Now you don’t have to travel to Ikea for some of these meatballs!

1 pound ground beef
1/4 pound ground pork
3/4 cup instant potato flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon grated allspice
1 egg
1 tablespoon grated onion
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix the ground beef and pork together. Next, mix in the rest of the ingredients except for the butter and oil. Add one tablespoon of butter. Work until mixture is smooth.

Form the mixture into balls no larger than a walnut. Heat the remaining butter and oil in a skillet. Fry a few meatballs at a time and shake the pan so that the meatballs brown on all sides. Continue to fry about 3-5 minutes for each batch. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. Reserve the pan drippings.


Swedish Meatball

2 tablespoons flour
2 cups beef stock
1/2 cup light cream
pan drippings

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and allow to thicken.