Easy Swedish Meatloaf Recipe

This Easy Swedish Meatloaf Recipe is perfect winter comfort food. It’s bursting with flavor and sure to become a family dinner favorite!

Looking to try some other tasty versions of meatloaf? Check out our turkey taco meatloaf and our yummy meatloaf with brown gravy!

An Easy Twist To A Classic Meatloaf Recipe 

It’s still pretty cold here in Jersey, 18 degrees today, but you can start to see Spring closing in on the calendar. We’re making this Swedish Meatloaf to warm things up in our kitchen!

One of the things I do like about the cold weather is all the rich comfort food that there is to indulge in like this Swedish Meatloaf. For some reason it seems acceptable to eat cream-filled dinners and meatloaf and mashed potatoes when it’s 18 degrees outside. Your body is working hard to stay warm, so you’ll burn off the extra calories.

My whole family loves meatloaf. I know meatloaf is one of those things that people either love or hate but we’re on the love side.

We have a few standard meatloaf recipes that we make often but my oldest son and I like meatloaf with brown gravy as opposed to the ketchup glazed kind, but my wife and my younger son tend to like it with the ketchup.

I wanted to make a twist on a meatloaf recipe that I thought would please everyone, so I came up with this Swedish Meatloaf.

Everyone loves a swedish meatball, right? There’s usually a batch of them floating around at everyone’s BBQ or party.

So I thought why not make a huge swedish meatball, in meatloaf form…

How To Make Swedish Meatloaf

This recipe is really easy too- nothing difficult or fancy. Just really good.

The meat is actually flavored like a swedish meatball, with fresh nutmeg and allspice…


All you do is saute the onion and garlic, mix it in with the meat and the eggs, and the rest of the meatloaf ingredients…

Then form it into a loaf and cover it with the “swedish” glaze…

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Slice it up and serve the meatloaf with extra glaze on the side.



This Swedish Meatloaf was a winner for us all, I hope it is for you too!


Swedish Meatloaf

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Meatloaf 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Swedish Meatloaf recipe is perfect winter comfort food. It’s bursting with flavor and sure to become a family dinner favorite!


For the Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs. meatloaf mix
  • 2 cups of finely diced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 t. allspice
  • 1/4 c. chicken broth
  • 78 grinds of fresh pepper
  • 1 T. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 T. olive oil

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 c. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 c. grape jelly
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 heaping T. of ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, saute the onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and cook a minute more. Let cool slightly off the heat.
  3. In a large bowl combine the meat, the cooled onion and garlic mixture, bread crumbs, chicken broth, eggs and the seasonings, mixing well to combine.
  4. Make the glaze by combining all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes to thicken.
  5. Form into a loaf on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and coat with about a cup of the glaze.
  6. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, baste with more glaze and cook another 15-20 minutes, until no longer pink in the center.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve with extra sauce on the side.

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9 Responses

  1. Kristin

    Can you please tell us what “meatloaf mix” is? It appears from the picture, your ground meat is a combination of more than one type of ground meat. I am not familiar with “meatloaf mix” in my grocery store. Thanks. it looks great and I’d love to make it with the correct type of ground meat.

  2. admin

    Meatloaf mix is usually sold right next to the ground beef, it’s a combination on pork, veal and beef packaged up together. If you can’t find a meatloaf mix then you can buy the meats individually. I would say a pound of ground beef to a 1/2 pound of pork and a 1/2 pound of veal. Hope you try it!

  3. Casey

    I have been looking for a new meatloaf recipe, and this seriously was amazing. My family isn’t a huge fan of meatloaf and they loved it! In the picture what side are you serving it with?

  4. admin

    Thank you! The side dish is a recipe called “Crusty Basmati Rice” from Ina Garten. We make it all the time, it’s so good, the rice gets crispy on the bottom when it’s finished. If you want the recipe, email me and I’ll send it to you!

  5. olivia

    I was hankering for something both Swedish-y and Shepherd’s Pie-y (think giant Swedish meatball under a mound of mashed spud) so used your meatloaf recipe (minus crumbs and a touch more nutmeg and allspice) as the base! Mashed up some potatoes and parsnip with butter and dill as the topping and it was amazing.
    Next time I’ll be trying your recipe verbatim, as a loaf, because it looks so yummy.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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