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Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

Almost famous Swedish meatballs in a creamy mushroom gravy!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Entertaining, Happy Hour
Cuisine American, Swedish
Servings 30 meatballs



  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • ¾ lb ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter
  • cup white onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smash and minced finely
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white

Meatball Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 1 medium-size shallot, minced
  • 6 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 TBSP all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • cup beef stock
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ TBSP Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup light cream
  • salt & pepper, for seasoning


Making the Meatballs

  • In a large meat-safe bowl, add the ground beef and pork and mix until well combined.
  • In a small fry pan, add the butter and warm on medium heat. Once melted, add the onion, garlic, allspice, salt, white pepper and cook, stirring, until soft, ~5mins.
  • Add the milk and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for ~2mins and turn off the heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the breadcrumbs and combine with the milk mixture and allow to cool.
  • Once cooled, combine with the ground beef and pork, egg and egg white.
  • Mix until well combined
  • Form into 1inch meatballs and add to a lined or greased baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1hrs, ideally 3-4hrs.
  • When ready, bake the meatballs in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Meatball Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a large fry pan on medium heat.
  • Add the shallot & mushrooms with a bit of salt & pepper and cook until the mushrooms have released their water, 4-5 mins.
  • Add the flour and cook for ~4mins.
  • Add the white wine and cook the alcohol off, which will take 3-4mins.
  • Add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard and bring to a simmer.
  • Add temper cream and mix until well combined. Taste and season with salt or pepper, if needed.

Finishing the Meatballs

  • Add the meatballs to the mushroom cream sauce and mix until the meatballs are well coated.
  • Serve warm with mashed or boiled potatoes, enjoy and cheers 🥂!
Keyword Almost Famous Meatballs, Ikea's Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy