Savory Sweet Swedish Meatballs


Savory Sweet Swedish Meatballs are delicious tender beef meatballs in a hearty rich cream sauce with a hint of sweetness.  They are the ultimate comfort meal and absolutely delicious served over Amish egg noodles.
  • Meatballs
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Pinch of allspice
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fresh ground pepper and sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley plus 1-2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top of dish
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  1. Combine the onion, ground turkey (or beef), bread crumbs, egg, nutmeg, allspice, a few cranks of your pepper-mill, salt and parsley in a bowl. Mix with your hand or a spoon. Shape in to one inch balls. Spray to coat saucepan with olive oil. Add meatballs and brown on all sides for about 7-10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
  2. Using the same pan to make the sauce loosen the browned bits from the bottom. Melt the butter over medium low. Whisk the flour into the butter stirring constantly. Add the beef broth slowly to the flour mixture whisking constantly. Once the sauce has thickened add the sour cream whisking it in until it is well combined. Add the parsley, nutmeg and pepper & salt to taste. Return the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 7-10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons fresh parsley.

If the sauce becomes to thick just thin it with a couple of tablespoons of beef broth.