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Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce

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Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce is a classic dish that features savory meatballs paired with a sweet and tangy lingonberry sauce. This recipe is a good source of protein and offers a delicious blend of flavors, making it a comforting and satisfying meal.


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Butter or oil for cooking


For the Lingonberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup lingonberry preserves or sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



For the Meatballs:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs and milk. Let it sit for a few minutes until the breadcrumbs absorb the milk.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, soaked breadcrumbs, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, salt, black pepper, allspice, and nutmeg. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  5. In a large skillet, heat butter or oil over medium heat. Brown the meatballs on all sides, working in batches if necessary.
  6. Transfer the browned meatballs to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.


For the Lingonberry Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine lingonberry preserves or sauce, water, and sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.


To Serve:

  1. Arrange the Swedish Meatballs on a serving platter.
  2. Drizzle the lingonberry sauce over the meatballs or serve it on the side.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  4. Serve the Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce over mashed potatoes, rice, or with lingonberry jam on the side.


Enjoy this classic Swedish dish that’s bursting with flavor!

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