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Simple Swedish Meatballs

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 15 meatballs
Looking to give a modern twist to a traditional Christmas recipe? Enjoy this savory recipe for Simple Swedish Meatballs complete with homemade beef gravy.
Simple Swedish Meatballs made with Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers Recipe


For the Meatballs:
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 celery stalk, very finely diced
1/2 cup ground Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
1/4 cup parsley, chopped + more for serving
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1/2 tsp all spice
Salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp cayenne powder (optional) 

For the Gravy:
2 cups beef stock, divided
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp tapioca starch
Salt and pepper, to taste


Make the Meatballs: 
HEAT olive oil and add onions in a large deep sauté pan. Sauté on medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. 
ADD garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds.
DECREASE heat to low. 
ADD diced celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
PREHEAT oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
COMBINE ground crackers, parsley, ground beef, egg, all spice, salt, pepper and cayenne, if using, in a large mixing bowl. 
MIX until combined. 
ADD onion and celery mixture and mix once more. Set aside.
FORM 1-inch meatballs using your hands and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. 
BAKE for 25 minutes.

Make the Gravy: 
ADD beef stock, Dijon mustard and cream cheese in a blender. Blend until smooth.
TRANSFER to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 15 minutes to reduce.
ADD tapioca with ¼ cup of the sauce in a small bowl. 
WHISK until all lumps are eliminated. 
POUR into saucepan. Stir well.
SIMMER for another 5-8 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, stirring occasionally.
SERVE with gravy and garnish with fresh parsley once meatballs are finished cooking.