Megan Wood Recipe

True Old fashioned Swedish Meatballs

By Megan Wood meggey1979

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Megan's Story

This is my Nanny's hand down family recipe. Her Father was from Sweden. This recipe has been in my family for years.


1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
yellow onion
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley
1/8 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
3/4 c
bread crumbs (plain flavor)
1/4 c
salted butter
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1/4 c
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
2 c
boiling water
3/4 c
sweet cream or heavy whipping cream
beef boullion cube

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT BUTTER for meatballs and make into tiny meatballs
Brown meatballs in butter
While meatballs are cooking, combine all ingredients for gravy on medium heat
Combine the meatballs and the sauce, simmer on low for 40 minutes
Serve as an appetizer or over egg noodles for a main entree.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Swedish
Hashtag: #swedish

  • Comments

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    Mary Louise BlueRibbonBaking - Jul 14, 2011
    I have been waiting a good Swedish Meatballs recipe! I think I'll try them this weekend.
    Thanks :D
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    Renee Kohler hate - Jul 14, 2011
    Megan my grandparents on my moms side came from sweden. finding anything about sweden has been difficult at best. thanks for sharing i will be trying this out.
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    Megan Wood meggey1979 - Jul 18, 2011
    I hope you all enjoyed them!! I also hope I deciphered my Nanny's receipe correctly. Everytime I make them, I add a little more seasoning than what she had on there. So I would taste the sauce as you go along. Good luck!! :)
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    Kimberly Skowron SarasGirl - Jul 30, 2011
    I made this tonight and it was so tasty! I had to use a little more flour and 3 beef bouillons. I agree with the taste as you go, other than that it was a huge hit! Thanks!
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    Barbara Gossett BarbGossett - Sep 14, 2011
    I made this dish for dinner tonight and my husband loved it.