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Swedish Meatballs Recipe | Easy Dinner Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author MidgetMomma


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumb
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg yolks, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth, whisking constantly until slightly thickened about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in meatballs,cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.