A highly rated recipe for Swedish meatballs featured at EatingWell.com uses lean ground turkey and pork, instead of beef. Baked Swedish meatballs is a popular recipe featured at About.com, and it uses beef to make classic meatballs made with onion, nutmeg and soft breadcrumbs.
Stovetop Swedish meatballs are made by combining 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, 1/4 cup dry whole wheat breadcrumbs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon pepper with 8 ounces each of ground turkey and pork. Shape the mixture into 20 meatballs, and cook in a large skillet in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Cook 1 pound of sliced button mushrooms in the same skillet for 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk together 1 can reduced sodium chicken broth and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour in a bowl, and add to skillet with meatballs. Simmer for 2 minutes, and remove from heat. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam; stir the mixture into sauce.
Create a baked meatball mixture by combining 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon dried minced onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg with 3/4 cup milk. Gently mix in 2 pounds ground beef and form into meatballs. Brown meatballs in 2 tablespoons each butter and oil, transfer to a baking dish and bake with a sauce made of flour, beef broth and light cream.