True Old fashioned Swedish Meatballs

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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Megan Wood Recipe
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Tampa, FL (pop. 335,709)
Member Since Jul 2011
Megan's notes for this recipe:
This is my Nanny's hand down family recipe. Her Father was from Sweden. This recipe has been in my family for years.
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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.

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user 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
user 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.
user 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!! :)
user 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!
user Barbara Gossett BarbGossett - Sep 14, 2011
I made this dish for dinner tonight and my husband loved it.

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