Swedish Meatball Sauce

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Are you craving a hearty and flavorful sauce to complement your Swedish meatballs? Look no further! We’ll guide you through a simple and mouthwatering recipe for Swedish meatball sauce that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. So, put on your apron and let’s get cooking!

This creamy Swedish meatball sauce is sure to elevate your meal and impress your family or guests. Its rich flavors, velvety texture, and comforting aroma will make it an instant favorite.

swedish meatball sauce poured over meatballs in cast iron pan
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Swedish Meatball Sauce

The sauce is seasoned with ingredients like soy sauce, onion powder, salt, and pepper, which add depth and complexity to the flavors. The seasonings enhance the taste of the meatballs and create a harmonious balance of savory flavors.

Swedish meatball sauce can be paired with various side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam, or even noodles. The versatility of the sauce allows for different combinations and offers a range of flavor profiles to suit individual preferences.

Swedish meatball ingredients

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Beef broth
  • Soy sauce
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Heavy cream

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Recipe Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until it’s sizzling and fragrant. Add the flour and whisk vigorously until a thick paste forms.
  2. Slowly pour in the beef broth while whisking continuously until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Whisk in the soy sauce, onion powder, salt, and ground pepper until everything is blended together.
  4. Stir in the heavy cream and bring the sauce to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes until it thickens.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a skillet and bring it to a boil.
  6. Add the cooked meatballs to the skillet and coat them with the sauce. Warm them up until the meatballs are heated through.
  7. Serve the saucy meatballs over rice, pasta noodles, or mashed potatoes.
  8. It’s time to dig in! Sit back, relax, and enjoy every delicious bite.
swedish meatballs in sauce in cast iron pan

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute the beef broth with another type of broth?

While beef broth adds a rich flavor to the sauce, you can substitute it with vegetable broth or chicken broth if you prefer. The choice of broth will affect the overall taste of the sauce, so consider your personal preferences when making the substitution.

Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the sauce ahead of time. Once prepared, allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, gently reheat the sauce on the stove, stirring occasionally until it’s warmed through.

How long does the sauce keep in the refrigerator?

The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to keep it in a well-sealed container to maintain its freshness.

swedish meatball sauce poured over meatballs

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swedish meatball sauce poured over meatballs in cast iron pan
4.50 from 4 votes

Swedish Meatball Sauce

Are you craving a hearty and flavorful sauce to complement your Swedish meatballs? Look no further! We'll guide you through a simple and mouthwatering recipe for Swedish meatball sauce that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

Instructions 

  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the flour and whisk until you have a thick paste.
  • Slowly add the beef broth and whisk until combined.
  • Add the soy sauce, onion powder, salt, and ground pepper. Whisk to combine.
  • Finally add the heavy cream. Whisk and bring to a boil. Then reduce to simmer until the sauce thickens up about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce into a skillet, add the sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Add the cooked meatballs and coat them with the sauce. Warm it up until the meatballs are heated through.
  • Serve over rice, pasta noodles, or mashed potatoes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can find the Swedish meatball recipe here or you can use your own favorite recipe or even frozen premade meatballs (thawed) to add to this sauce.
  • Add some fresh grated cheese or chopped herbs when serving. Also you can use
  • Freeze dry chives you can find at Walmart and most other well stocked grocery stores.
  • Keep the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • I wouldn’t recommend freezing the sauce as it may separate when defrosting.
  • Add some grilled onions and mushrooms to the sauce if you’d like to bulk it up a little. 
  • Serve with a side of salad, vegetable salad, and roasted vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 728mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 674IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg
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Swedish meatball sauce is a delightful accompaniment that adds a burst of flavor to your favorite meatball dish. With its creamy and velvety texture, combined with a medley of seasonings, this sauce takes your taste buds on a tasty journey.

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  1. 5 stars
    Great! My Swedish family inhaled this upon arriving from Arlandia after a looong flight delay. They were famished, so I put it with green beans, some lingonberry sauce, etc., and some Swedish liqueur … thank you for making them SO happy!