Swedish meatball burgers

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Love Swedish meatballs? Here we’ve transformed them into a burger that kids will adore – choose beef or pork mince, the flavours will be the same

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
    Plus 1 hr chilling
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 175
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 18g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 500g lean beef or pork mince
  • 1 onion, coarsely grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 25g dried breadcrumbs
  • grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • burger buns, sliced cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato and lingonberry sauce (optional), to serve


Rain or shine

The burgers can also be grilled or pan-fried for 10 mins, turning halfway through.



  1. Tip the mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, nutmeg and garlic powder into a large bowl and generously season with black pepper. Mix everything together using your hands, then shape the mixture into six patties. Transfer to a plate, cover and chill for 1 hr or up to a day.

  2. Heat a barbecue to medium or until a thin layer of coals has turned grey. Cook the burgers for 10 mins, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and cooked through. Top with sliced cheese during the final 2 mins of cooking time, if you like. 

  3. Serve the burgers in the buns topped with the lettuce, tomato and lingonberry sauce, if you like.

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