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Swedish Meatballs – Kjottbollar


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I am half Swedish. My fathers parents came over from Sweden by boat to Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th Century. This is the recipe from my grandmother directly from Sweden.

  • 1 lb Ground Chuck Hamburger
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • dash of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1 Med diced Onion or 1 tsp dry Onion Flakes

Beat egg, add milk and bread and soak. Add all ingredients except for hamburger.  Mix evenly. Add hamburger and mix in. I prefer to have a sink of soapy hot water ready. I mix the hamburger in with my clean bare hands. Then I clean my hands in the soapy water. Roll mix into small balls. Swedish meatballs are smaller then Italian meatballs. Place in frying pan and fry slowly, turning when browned. Add 2 Cups water and 2 Beef Bullion Cubes. Boil slowly until the water is cooked off. Remove meatballs and make gravy from drippings. Click here for gravy recipe. Add meatballs back to gravy.