Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

by Brava Chef Erin


Servings 5

Active Time:

~20 mins

Total Time:

~48 mins

About this Recipe

These Swedish meatballs are the perfect comfort meal. They are made by combining beef, pork, aromatics, and a hint of warm spices and are served with a creamy gravy on top. Chef Erin recommends serving these on top of mashed potatoes or buttery noodles with some traditional lingonberry jam on the side.


  • For the meatballs:
  • 2 slices white bread, cut into ½” pieces
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped (about ¼ onion)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • For the gravy:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • lingonberry jam (for serving)

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

kosher salt and black pepper

cooking spray


Brava metal tray

mixing bowls

stand mixer or hand mixer

medium saucepan


serving bowl

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Christmas
  • Beef
  • Metal Tray
  • Pork
  • Recipes
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prep bread and cook onions

    • In small bowl, stir together pieces of bread with milk. Set aside to soak for 5 minutes.
    • Spread 1 teaspoon of cooking oil across Zone 2 of Brava metal tray.
    • Evenly spread onions across Zone 2 of metal tray.
    • Slide metal tray into top shelf. Press green button to begin cooking.

  2. 2

    Mix meatballs and shape

    • When onions are done cooking, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Cool onions for 2 minutes.
    • Once onions are done cooling, in stand mixer bowl (or large bowl) combine soaked bread mixture (including any remaining milk), cooked onions, ground beef, ground pork, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, allspice and nutmeg.
    • Using paddle attachment of stand mixer or hand mixer, beat meat mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    • Spray Brava metal tray with cooking spray.
    • Using your hands, roll meat mixture into golf ball sized meatballs. Place meatballs in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray. (Note: You should have about 28 meatballs).

  3. 3

    Cook meatballs

    • Slide metal tray into top shelf. Press green button to continue cooking.
    • While meatballs are cooking, make gravy.

  4. 4

    Make gravy

    • In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Heat butter for 2 minutes.
    • Whisk flour into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
    • Pour beef broth into saucepan. Whisk together.
    • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Pour heavy cream into saucepan and season with a couple pinches of kosher salt and black pepper. Keep warm until meatballs are ready.

  5. 5

    Finish & serve

    • When meatballs are done, carefully remove from Brava.
    • Place meatballs in large serving bowl and top with gravy.
    • Serve meatballs with lingonberry jam, if desired.