Baked Swedish Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
I love Swedish meatballs – whether they are on a tray at Ikea, baked in my own oven, or handmade by an older Norwegian woman at a restaurant in northern MN. I love them, no matter who makes them.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - lb(s) ground pork
  • 2 - egg(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1/2 - tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 - tsp ground nutmeg
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - Tbsp butter**
  • 1/4 - cup(s) all purpose flour**
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth**
  • 1 - cup(s) sour cream**
  • 2 - Tbsp red raspberry preserves**
  • Side: - box(es) pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, eggs, Panko breadcrumbs, minced onion, ground allspice and ground nutmeg and salt and pepper. Using an ice cream scoop, form meatballs and place them in a single layer into a baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
  4. While the meatballs are baking, make the cream sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet, then stir in the flour to make a thick paste. Quickly stir in the beef broth and whisk vigorously to keep flour from clumping. Once the beef sauce begins to thicken, stir in the sour cream and red raspberry preserves. Pour the sauce over the meatballs once they finish baking.
  5. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Baked Swedish Meatballs over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 lbs. ground pork, 4 eggs, 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 1 tsp ground allspice and 1 tsp ground nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using an ice cream scoop, form meatballs and place them in a single layer into the disposable baking dish.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the premade Swedish meatballs
  • Note: Do NOT add the sauce ingredients to the tray.

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put covered pan in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or in a shallow tray/pan of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed. Make cream sauce while meatballs are baking and pour over cooked meatballs.

Special notes

If you wish to make this with brown rice, cook it separately and then stir it in with the meat sauce just before serving.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free breadcrumbs, gluten-free flour and gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Baked Swedish Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Make cream sauce will the meatballs are baking.
Serve with pasta and salad.

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