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Swedish Meatballs with Creamy Dill Sauce

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars
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"There are many versions of Swedish meatballs, and this is the way we like ours. They're juicy, tender, and flavorful in a creamy and rich sauce. We enjoy them over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles and served with lingonberry sauce or cranberry sauce."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 417
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray.
  2. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl. Allow bread crumbs to soak up the milk for about 10 minutes. Mix in ground beef, ground pork, onion, parsley, celery, egg, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper until combined; mixture will be fairly wet. Shape into 36 meatballs with a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop. Place meatballs on the prepared baking rack.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 18 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs are baking, melt butter for sauce in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 12 minutes.
  5. Remove meatballs from the oven and add to the sauce mixture. Simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in sour cream, dill, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 417 calories; 28.4 13.5 25.9 133 856 Full nutrition

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Easy to make....once you shop for the ingrediency's....not my forte, but I did it and then it was a piece of cake to make them. They were delicious, even if I say so myself.

Most helpful critical review

I think 3 tablespoons of dill is too much....I will cut it down next time I make.

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I think 3 tablespoons of dill is too much....I will cut it down next time I make.

Easy to make....once you shop for the ingrediency's....not my forte, but I did it and then it was a piece of cake to make them. They were delicious, even if I say so myself.

I used to make this recipe when I was a teenager and thought it was the best thing I had ever tasted! I’m a little bit older now and when I saw this I thought I hit the jackpot! I made it tonigh...

Whenever I make Swedish meatballs, I always use ground turkey instead of beef. I like the lighter flavor with the cream sauce. I didn’t have celery, fresh parsley, or fresh dill on hand. I dis ...

My younger daughter loved it, but my older daughter thought it was a bit salty. I think I would just cut down the salt to half the amount. Since I didn't have fresh dill, I had to substitute wit...

I will definitely make again. We love sour cream so always put in extra in the sauce.

I thought I had a great swedish meatball recipe but it has been replaced by this one. It is easy and delicious!! I cut the amount of dill to 1/3 using dried dill.

Excellent meat balls. My family is swedish so i grew up with my grandmother's meatballs from sweden...these are just as good!

Loved it; will definitely make it again. Made no changes.