Swedish Meatballs

Sweet Pea Living | Swedish Meatballs

I will apologize ahead of time: seeing these Swedish Meatballs might make your tummy start to grumble. It just won’t be able to help itself! The juicy beef, savory sauce, and spices are the perfect cure for satisfying any and all “real-good comfort food” cravings. You’ll be especially happy though because this dish uses less fat, carbs, and sugar than classic Swedish Meatball recipes and who doesn’t love that? Exactly.

Sweet Pea Living | Swedish Meatballs

The sauce for this recipe is very similar to classic Swedish Meatball sauces. I made a few substitutions to help make the dish lighter and healthier, though. I replaced heavy cream with coconut milk, white flour with almond flour, and butter with ghee. These small substitutions can make a big difference when used on a regular basis. I always keep my kitchen stocked with these ingredients and I encourage you to do the same!

Sweet Pea Living | Swedish Meatballs

Wow! What a bunch of beauties. I promise that these Swedish Meatballs are as delicious and savory as they look. You will love them! As always, if you make this dish let me know by taking a picture and tagging Sweet Pea Living on Facebook and Instagram!

Swedish Meatballs


AuthorSweet Pea LivingDifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

INGREDIENTS
 1 lb ground beef
 1 egg, beaten
 ¼ cup flax meal
 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
 ¼ cup onion, diced
 ¼ tsp allspice, ground
 ¼ tsp nutmeg, ground
 ½ tsp garlic powder
  tsp pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
 3 tbsp ghee or butter, separated
 3 tbsp almond flour
 2 cups beef broth
 1 cup coconut milk
 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
1

In a medium sized bowl combine ground beef, egg, flax seed, parsley, onion, allspice, nutmeg, onion, garlic powder, pepper, and salt. Mix until fully combined.

2

Add 2 tablespoons ghee and almond flour to skillet. Whisk until the mixture turns brown. Slowly stir in the beef broth and coconut milk. Add Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. Bring sauce to a simmer until it starts to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3

Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with your favorite vegetables or low-carb pasta substitute.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
 1 lb ground beef
 1 egg, beaten
 ¼ cup flax meal
 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
 ¼ cup onion, diced
 ¼ tsp allspice, ground
 ¼ tsp nutmeg, ground
 ½ tsp garlic powder
  tsp pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
 3 tbsp ghee or butter, separated
 3 tbsp almond flour
 2 cups beef broth
 1 cup coconut milk
 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

INSTRUCTIONS
1

In a medium sized bowl combine ground beef, egg, flax seed, parsley, onion, allspice, nutmeg, onion, garlic powder, pepper, and salt. Mix until fully combined.

2

Add 2 tablespoons ghee and almond flour to skillet. Whisk until the mixture turns brown. Slowly stir in the beef broth and coconut milk. Add Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. Bring sauce to a simmer until it starts to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3

Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with your favorite vegetables or low-carb pasta substitute.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

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