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Swedish Pork Meatballs

These can be prepared a day or two ahead of serving. You could cook the meatballs & the sauce a couple of hours before serving & keep them hot in a slow cooker. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Nordic Scandinavian
Servings: 20 meatballs
Author: Lovoni


  • 1 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley plus extra for garnish
  • pinch of salt & freshly ground pepper
  • toothpicks for serving


  • Combine pork, garlic powder, pepper, salt, allspice, nutmeg & 1/2 tablespoon of mustard in a medium bowl. Mix until very thoroughly combined – using your hands works best for this. Roll into 1-tablespoon balls. (about 20)
  • Heat the butter & olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs & cook, turning the balls, for 5 to 8 minutes until they’re browned all over. Remove from the pan to a plate. 
  • Add the onion (& a little extra oil if necessary) to the same pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic & cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the remaining mustard & stir to combine. 
  • Add the broth & cream & whisk to combine. Bring to the boil then cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the sour cream & stir to combine. Add the meatballs. Cook for about 5 minutes or until hot & cooked through. Remove the heat & add chopped parsley. Stir until well combined. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve with toothpicks. And extra parsley leaves.