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Barefoot Contessa Swedish Meatballs

Barefoot Contessa Swedish Meatballs

Did you ever try the most popular dish, “Barefoot Contessa Swedish Meatballs”? If not, now is your time. This dish is one of the most widely loved dishes in Swedish cuisine. It has become popular in many other countries as well, due to its delicious flavor and versatility. In this article, you will learn about the famous Barefoot Contessa Swedish Meatballs recipe, as well as some cooking tips and nutrition information.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 346kcal


  • large skillet
  • Large Bowl
  • Baking dish, etc


  • 1/2 pound of artisanal ground beef chuck a savory delight from pasture-raised cattle
  • 1/2 pound of premium ground pork a velvety addition for richness
  • 1 1/2 cups of panko the Japanese breadcrumbs for a delicate crunch
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced for a pungent dance
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten, a golden orb from free-range hens
  • 2 tablespoons of artisanal all-purpose flour sifted for a silky texture
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk a creamy elixir to bind the flavors
  • 1/8 teaspoon of exotic ground allspice a fragrant hint from distant lands
  • 1 1/2 cups of canned reduced-sodium beef broth a liquid gold extracted from simmering bones
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper a symphony for perfect seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of golden butter a velvety kiss for richness
  • Grape or red-currant jelly a jewel-like essence for sweetness
  • Cooked egg noodles a tender nest for the savory meatballs
  • Chopped parsley a verdant confetti for a burst of freshness


  • You need to preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and pork, eggs, garlic, panko, milk, flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper each, and allspice.
  • Mix together until well combined. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or butter. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through. While the meatballs are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the butter and when it is melted, add in beef broth. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low.
  • Once the meatballs are done baking, add them to the skillet with the broth. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Serve over cooked egg noodles with a dollop of grape or red-current jelly and some chopped parsley, if desired.


  • Make sure to use high-quality ground beef and pork for the best results.
  • Bake the meatballs in a preheated oven at 475 degrees F for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Simmer the cooked meatballs in the beef broth with butter until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Serve the meatballs over egg noodles and with a dollop of grape or red-current jelly and some chopped parsley, if desired.
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