Meatball Sauce Recipes – The Tastiest Meatball & Sauce

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Everyone loves to eat juicy and tender meatball as a main course meal. From children to adults, when you will serve delicious meatballs at your dining table, they will rob all the meatballs.

There are various types of meatball sauce recipes, but today our star is- Swedish meatball sauce recipe and cocktail meatball sauce. With very simple ingredients and quicker time, you will able to make this easy meatball sauce recipe.

Swedish Meatball Sauce Recipe

Swedish meatballs are the best and they are super creamy. This rich creamy and fabulous meatball sauce recipe is described in different ways. However, we tried to present the recipe is a very easy and quickest way. If you try out this recipe, it will savor in your mouth forever!

☞︎︎︎ Preparation Time: 30 minutes

☞︎︎︎ Nutrition

  • Calories: 499kcal
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 162mg
  • Fat: 43g

☞︎︎︎ Serving

You can serve for 6-7 guests with 12-20 meatballs. Increase the number of ingredients proportionately, if you have more guests.



Instructions for Meatball Sauce Recipes

Now follow the steps below to prepare the best homemade meatballs you can ever have!

• Step:1

Take a medium-sized bowl and combine the all items needed for meatballs. The ingredients for meatballs are given in the previous point. Mix all the beef, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, allspice, parsley, garlic powder, onion, salt, pepper, and bitten egg.

Make a very smooth and well mixed. You can use pork and beef meat for this recipe or you can use both types of meat combination. Don’t worry, you can also use turkey meat too. Don’t overmix the meat mixture otherwise, it will be tough later.

One very important tip for this Swedish meatball is, don’t skip the allspice and nutmeg. These two are the secret and main ingredients, for which Swedish meatball tastes so good.

Another tip is, if you don’t have breadcrumbs, then don’t worry. If you have milk and bread in your fridge then you can substitute breadcrumbs. Crumb the bread until it grounds well. Then add milk to the bread to create a paste. Done!

• Step: 2

Roll the meat mixture in your hand now. Roll the prices into bite-size. Prepare 12-20 meatballs. If you have time, then place the meatballs into the fridge for some time (10-15 minutes).

Now, heat the large skillet and warm up it. Heat olive oil/butter in it and then add the meatballs to the skillet. Don’t overcrowd in the skillet with balls. It may cause breaking the meatballs which we never want.

Turn the meatballs continuously until both sides turn brown. When each side turns brown, then place them into another plate and wrap the balls with foil paper.

Color is not everything in cooking or frying meat, if you aren’t sure enough about the doneness of meatballs then check the temperature with a meat thermometer. If the temperature shows 165°F, then it is finally done.

You can also bake the raw meatballs if you don’t want to fry them in a skillet. Place them into the oven for 15-20 minutes and then broil them for another good 5-10 minutes. The temperature of the oven should be 350°F. Baking in the oven gives meatballs a bit different types of taste and a very delicious crusty vibe as there is no use of extra oil/butter.

• Step: 3

Now you have to work for the sauce. 80% of the work is done. In the same skillet, you fried your meatballs, add 2 chunks of butter, and melt them. After the butter melts add the flour and whisk them until it turns brown.

Now the main item for Swedish meatball sauce is beef broth. This beef broth will create the base of the sauce. Then add heavy cream to the broth. Heavy cream creates the velvety creamy look in the meatball sauce.

At last, add the Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. Worcestershire sauce is the secret ingredient behind the savory taste of Swedish meatball sauce. Don’t skip this ingredient. Simmer the sauce until it turns thicker texture. It takes almost 10 minutes to get the texture thicker.

• Step: 4

Place the meatballs again in the skillet into the sauce. Simmer for another 5 minutes to make the balls tender and juicy enough. And ta-daa! Your Swedish meatball sauce is ready!

Cocktail Meatball Sauce Recipe

Cocktail meatballs are sweet and sour flavored. It will just melt your tastebuds with its magical taste. It can be the star in your dining if you can follow the steps carefully given below.

☞︎︎︎ Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

☞︎︎︎ Nutrition

  • Calories: 41kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

☞︎︎︎ Serving

Around 6-7 people can be served with this proportion.



Instructions for Meatball Sauce Recipes

To make the mega juicy cocktail meatball, follow the steps given below. After you gathered all the ingredients on the list, now ready to prepare a 100% mesmerizing cocktail meatball!

• Step: 1

Like the other meatballs, make this meatball in the same way too. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients necessary for making meatballs and mix them very well. Add breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, ginger, milk, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, egg, salt, and pepper with grounded beef.

• Step: 2

You can use ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop the meat mixture and roll it into balls. You can use your hands to roll the mixture too. If you are using frozen meatballs, then keep the meatballs until it comes to room temperature and the ice fully melts.

Now, heat the skillet and place cooking oil in it. Always remember, don’t fry the balls in a pool of oil. Fry them until they both side turns brown.

Nowadays people use the oven to bake meatballs which is a very convenient way. On the baking tray spray or brush cooking oil. Then, bake the balls in a preheated oven at 400°F for 20 minutes. Baking is way healthier than frying in oil and there is no chance to break the meatballs.

• Step: 3

Now combine all the ingredients for the sauce in the skillet. Once all the ingredients you added to the skillet, then simmer in low heat. Stir continuously until it gets thicker and sticky texture. It will take a minimum of 4-5 minutes.

• Step: 4

Add the baked/fried meatballs into the sauce, once the sauce is finely cooked. Coat all the meatballs very well with the sauce. Simmer for 1 hour to blend the sauce with balls. Serve when the meatballs are warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use turkey meatballs?

A: Obviously, you can. You can use pork, beef, or turkey meats. You can even combine beef or pork meat in combination if you want. Pork fat gives some extra juiciness to meatballs.

Q: How long do meatballs need to cook in the sauce?

A: Well, mainly to blend the meatballs with sauce, you need to simmer for 30 minutes. It makes the meatballs juicy, tastier, and tender.

Q: Is it OK to put raw meatballs in the sauce?

A: Everyone prefers to bake or fry the meatballs before placing them into the sauce. However, if you want to put raw meatballs in the sauce, you can. Then, you have to cook in very low heat and simmer gently.

One thing happens if you put raw meatballs in sauce, the sauce gets a meaty flavor. You can use a slow cooker for the best result in this way.

Q: What is Swedish meatball sauce made of?

A: Like the other meatball sauce recipe, Swedish meatballs are made with almost the same ingredients, but there are two secret ingredients for the DELICIOUS taste of Swedish meatballs.

Those two ingredients are Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. These two ingredients are liable for the unbeatable taste of the Swedish meatball sauce recipe.


Try these two meatball sauce recipes at home and let us know how it resulted. We hope you will get the best homemade meatballs you can ever have. So, what are you waiting for? Gather all ingredients and jump into the process. Wish you a happy cooking time!

Don’t forget to check recipe on how to cook steak on griddle.

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