How to Make Swedish Meatballs with Sour Cream

Swedish meatballs with sour cream are one of the most delicious Swedish cuisines. They are a perfect blend of meat, lemon juice, parsley and sour cream.

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 45 min
Total time: 2 hours and 45 min
Yield: 6-8 servings
Utensils: Cups, saucepan, spoons, frying pan and bowls.

Beef chuck, all fat removed and ground together twice: 1/2 lb
Fresh lean pork, all fat removed and ground together twice: 1/2 lb
Lemon juice: 1/4 teaspoon
Veal, all fat removed and ground together twice: 1/2 lb
Breadcrumbs: 2 tablespoons
Finely chopped parsley: 2 tablespoons
Salt: 1 tablespoon
Fresh ground pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
Cream: 1/4 cup
Finely chopped garlic: 1/2 teaspoon
Grated fresh lemon rind: 1 teaspoon
Thyme: 1/2 teaspoon
Finely diced beef marrow: 2 tablespoons
Butter: 2 tablespoons
Finely chopped onion: 1/2 cup
Finely chopped shallot: 1 tablespoon
Sour cream: 1/2 cup
Eggs: 2
Butter: 3 tablespoons
Vegetable oil: 2 tablespoons
Flour: 2 tablespoons
Brown beef stock: 1 cup
Canned beef broth: 1 cup
Finely chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dry dill weed: 2 tablespoons
Cayenne: 1/8 teaspoon


  • 1

    Go to the butcher and ask him to tear few marrowbones lengthwise to extract the marrow out of them for you. Get the meat and remove the fat from it.

  • 2

    You have to make the meat balls at least an hour before cooking so that they remain in shape afterwards. Meanwhile, soak the crumbs in the cream for around five minutes and put them in a large bowl along with the meat and marrow.

  • 3

    Chop onions, garlic and shallots in a bowl. Melt around two tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and put the chopped material in it after heating it. After moderately heating them for around five minutes, you have to put them in a bowl to mix with lemon rind, parsley, pepper, salt and thyme.

  • 4

    Beat two eggs and put them in the bowl containing the mixture. Make the small balls in round shape gently by your hands and place them in the bowl. Now, move them round and round so that the crumbs and the material stick to them.

  • 5

    Take a frying pan and put some oil in it. Preheat the oil and start putting the meat balls into the pan one by one. Cook them for a while and get them out when they become brown.

  • 6

    Then, pour the sour cream on them before serving and enjoy your meal.

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