Swedish Meatball Burger

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Cooking time




  • 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


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