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Swedish-style Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce

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.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Food Recipes, Meat Recipes, Swedish Kitchen
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 520 kcal


  • 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.

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