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Swedish Meatballs with Brown Gravy

Swedish Meatballs – a mixture of beef and pork, flavoured with yogurt, nutmeg and Meat Spice. These are delicious for a family supper.


  • 4 slices bread – white or brown, crusts removed and bread cubed
  • 2/3 cup (166 ml) plain yoghurt
  • 500 g lean minced beef
  • 500 g pork sausages
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 t (5 ml) nutmeg
  • 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s Meat Spice
  • 4 T (60 ml) Ina Paarman’s Brown Gravy Powder
  • 4 T (60 ml) cold water
  • 2 cups (500 ml) boiling water


Preheat oven to 180C.

Combine the bread and yoghurt and mash with a fork. Leave to stand.

Place the beef, pork sausage meat squeezed out of the skins, eggs, grated onion, nutmeg and Meat Spice in a medium mixing bowl. Add the mashed bread mixture.

Mix everything, first with a small knife and then lightly by hand until well blended. Shape into meatballs. You should get about 18 – 20 out.

Pack them into 2 smaller or 1 large size casserole dish. Mix the Brown Gravy Powder first with the cold and then with boiling water, according to pack instructions, and pour over the meatballs. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes until nicely browned.

Recipe from Ina Paarman