Meatballs: Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200° Celsius).
Meanwhile: Mince the onion. In a skillet/frying pan, heat the oil and add the onion. Saute this for 10 minutes on medium heat.
In a mixing bowl, combine sautéed onion with ground meat, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Using your hand, mix everything well.
With the smallest cookie dough scoop, scoop out the mixture and transfer it onto a baking sheet lined with baking parchment paper. Roll each into a ball (see note 4).
Bake them in a preheated oven at 400° Fahrenheit (200° Celsius) for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown (and cooked throughout). See note 5 for stove top version!
Sauce: Melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and cook for a minute, stirring. Whisk in half and half, water, soy sauce and simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
Ground meat – you can use any meat you like – beef, pork, turkey or chicken or a combination of these. I like using beef or a combination of beef and pork.
Half and Half (US) = Single Cream (UK). It can be substituted with milk.
I used unsalted butter to control the amount of sodium in our diet. However, you can use salted butter, if that’s what you have on hand. If you do, just add less salt at the very end.
This recipe should yield somewhere between 25-29 meatballs. It’s better not to overfill the scoop with the meat mixture. That way you should get at least 27 balls.
Stove top: Heat about 1/8 cup of oil in a skillet/frying pan. Add half of the meatballs and cook until ready. Make sure to turn them around several times throughout the cooking. Take them out, add more oil and repeat with the second batch. They will take about 10 minutes per batch.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Meatballs Recipe
Oven Baked Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 85Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
** Happy Foods Tube is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.