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Swedish meatballs with cream sauce and lingonberry jam

Swedish meatballs with cream sauce and lingonberry jam

There is probably no other dish that is so connected to Swedish cuisine, as meatballs with cream sauce and lingonberry jam. We are giving you a basic and super delicious recipe, but it is such a versatile dish that it lets you add your own flavors and twists to the recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4



  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp beef broth
  • A dash of white pepper
  • Some butter or oil

Cream Sauce

  • 10 1/2 oz beef broth or gravy
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp black currant jelly
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine bread crumbs and milk in a bowl and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in beef, pork and salt. Mix in egg, onion, broth, allspice and pepper.
  • Shape into approximately 24 balls and place on a wet cutting board.
  • In frying pan, melt a small amount butter. Add the meatballs in batches and quickly brown the surface of them, then fry for about five more minutes until evenly browned and cooked through. Remove from pan and keep warm while cooking remaining meatballs.
  • Bring the beef broth to a boil.
  • Mix flour and milk, then stir the mix into the broth. Add the soy sauce, cream and blackcurrant jelly.
  • Simmer for about five minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the meatballs with e.g. mashed potatoes, cream sauce, and of course a large dollop of Felix lingonberry jam.


This recipe is only for the meatballs and the sauce. You have to add vegetables and e.g. mashed potatoes as well.