Swedish-style meatballs with lingonberry sauce are a classic Scandinavian dish that has become popular around the world. The tender meatballs are flavored with warm spices like nutmeg and allspice and are served with a tangy, sweet lingonberry sauce. This dish is perfect for a cozy night with friends and family.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup lingonberry jam
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, salt, black pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix well with your hands.
- Shape the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides.
- Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside. Add the flour to the skillet and whisk until smooth.
- Gradually stir in the beef broth and lingonberry jam. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the heavy cream. Stir until well combined.
- Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the sauce is heated through and the meatballs are fully cooked.
- Serve hot with lingonberry sauce on top.