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!

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sliced meatloaf on a plate with sauce

A Flavorful 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…

Swedish Meatloaf ingredients

All you do is cook 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…

Swedish Meatloaf going into the oven

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

Swedish Meatloaf on a whit plate with rice

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Swedish Meatloaf Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

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

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds meatloaf mix
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, cook 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, nutmeg, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, sweet chili sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.
  4. Make the glaze by combining all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes to thicken.
  5. Form the meat mixture into a loaf on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Top the meatloaf with 1 cup of the glaze and place in the oven for 45 minutes. Baste the meatloaf with more glaze and cook another 15 minutes, until no longer pink in the center.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve with extra sauce on the side.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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18 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!

  6. Niccole

    Family of 7 here, meatloaf feeds our family faster than meatballs and I’m thrilled to try this out. We’re serving with mashed cauliflower/potatoes, and a vegetable medley. I like your simplicity with this recipe and will be following your blog if supper turns out!

  7. J Klaus

    Just for your information, “meatloaf mix” is NOT a thing everywhere, so please don’t tell everyone it’s “right next to the ground beef.” In MANY places there’s no such thing. Mix about 1/3 ground bulk breakfast sausage and 2/3 lean ground beef, and add a little fine-chopped smoked bacon for a really good meatloaf. You can also leave out the chili sauce—it contains mostly sugar anyway—and add a splash of real hot sauce or some dried red chili flakes. Also, there’s not a THINK wrong with baking this in the right-size loaf pan, and that’s a whole lot less messy in the oven. Adding some diced sweet pepper with the onions is alsp really good. And serve with GRAVY, for Pete’s sake!

    1. Dan

      I don’t normally answer comments that are so rude in nature, but if you are adding some informative information I would like readers to know. I have been in most parts of the country and have seen meatloaf mix in most grocery stores. You are also the only person in 5 years that has said they can’t find or or have never heard of it.Also it seem like you have made your own recipe and given yourself a 5 star rating…you should stick with your recipe and leave ours alone, we like it the way it is. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment.

  8. Kelly Collins

    Yikes. J Klaus WAS rude. Consider the source. Unhappy people act that way. I am stoked to try this meatloaf today. It is actually cold here in Texas and how comforting will this be tonight??!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  9. Kelly Collins

    P.S. Here in Texas we have ground beef and ground pork blended together and sold as “meatball mixture”. It is cheaper without ground veal and just as tasty if you are on a budget. That is what I am using. Mmm.

  10. Judy n AZ

    Thank you so much for this different meatloaf recipe. I did notice 1/4 tsp nutmeg but not the Allspice. Thought I read it in the description. How much allspice should I add? Forgive if there, I must be skimming too fast. Your recipes are excellent. Your comment to the rude response brought a happy smile :)

    1. Dan

      Thanks so much Judy! And you’re not wrong at all, the allspice was taken off of the recipe card. We have made this several times and omitted the allspice, but our readers want it back so it’s back! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a nice comment!

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