Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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

Ingredients

MEATBALLS
3 lb ground beef
1 white onion, diced
2 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
GRAVY
4 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 10.5-OZ can(s) beef consomme
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 c milk
1 tsp coarse ground salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper
SERVING/PLATING
12 oz medium egg noodles, cooked according to directions
1/4 c butter
3 Tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

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Marybeth Mank Recipe
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Mesquite, TX (pop. 139,824)
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Member Since Mar 2011
Marybeth's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.

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user Jo Tellinghuisen JoTell - May 3, 2012
I can't tell you how long it's been since I've had this. I'm not sure why but, I sure am glad to make this prob. this weekend. Thanks for the reminder and what looks like a great recipe :)
user Marcy Baha missmarcy - May 3, 2012
Marybeth, this sounds so good and easy to make too! I have several swedish meatball recipes, but still looking for that one that is just above the others. I think this may be it! Thanks for sharing!
user Brian Matthews sparkalow - May 21, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 22, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 22, 2012
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