Köttbullar, the Real Swedish Meatballs
Author: Christian Eilers
Recipe type: Main Dish, Entree, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Scandinavian, Swedish
Sweden has brought (and continues to bring) the world so many things, but as far as food is concerned, it's hard to think of anything more ubiquitously world-renowned than the beloved Swedish meatballs. Called köttbullar, these meatballs are one of the quintessential plates in Sweden, and its popularity is not about to wane anytime soon.
- 250 g (9 oz) ground beef
- 250 g (9 oz) ground pork
- 250 ml (1¼ cup) milk
- 75 g (¾ cup) breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tbs butter
- ¼ stick butter (about 2 oz)
- allspice, to taste
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Sauté the diced onion in the 2 tbs butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground pork and beef, the sauteed onion, egg, milk, breadcrumbs, and the spices and mix until consistent throughout.
- Shape meatballs.
- Heat the remaining butter in a pan, and when hot, place the meatballs in the pan, rotating them until evenly brown all around.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and the traditional lingonberry jam.
If the ingredient mixture feels too dry, try adding a little water.