Marybeth Mank Recipe

Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

By Marybeth Mank gr8chefmb

Recipe Rating:
4-6 [Depends on how hungry you are! There are usually NOT any leftovers. Recipe can be doubled or tr
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Marybeth's Story

This recipe calls for consomme which has a stronger flavor than regular beef broth. If you cannot find consomme, beef broth may be substituted. It will still taste great. Mom's original recipe calls for dried parsley, too. Occasionally, when I make this recipe, I add a pinch of rubbed sage.

I believe Mom may have gotten this recipe out of her original copy of the big red plaid cookbook from Better Homes & Gardens, but I cannot remember. This is my all-time favorite recipe from her. It really is a simple recipe but the taste cannot be beat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
We loved the addition of consomme to this yummy recipe! It really packed in a lot of flavor. These meatballs are terrific on their own or served-up with a crisp salad and warm bread.


3 lb
ground beef
white onion, diced
eggs, lightly beaten
1 c
seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 c
fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp
coarse ground salt
1 tsp
coarse ground pepper
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 10.5-OZ can(s)
beef consomme
1 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
2 c
1 tsp
coarse ground salt
1 tsp
coarse ground pepper
12 oz
medium egg noodles, cooked according to directions
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Lorie Moreau tada
Jan 11, 2015
My son cooked this recipe for a 4H cookery that needed ground beef as a main ingredient. The only modification that we made was to use 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk. Needless to say, he took a blue ribbon, and won overall grand champion for main dishes. It is a very good dish, and easy enough for a 9 year old (almost ten), to prepare, with mom watching and instructing from the side.
Linda Radant JustMom2
Oct 9, 2014
Swedish or not these were a huge hit! ;-) I will make again. The gravy was awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Vanessa Womack vwomack
Sep 30, 2014
I tried these last weekend and the kids and I LOVED them. Did add a little nutmeg but suspect it would have been just as good without it!
Alison Libby AuntieAl
Sep 21, 2014
Looks very good, but I do agree you need a pinch of nutmeg in the sauce. It will add a new dimension to the flavor. Since most canned consommé is condensed, are you diluting it with water? I also like a little sour cream.
amy h amyartus
Feb 20, 2014
made the recipe exactly this way and MMMMMMMMM !!!! will definitely make again!!