Marsha Gardner Recipe

Swedish Meatballs

By Marsha Gardner mrdick1950

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings

Marsha's Story

Whether they are served over noodles for dinner, as appetizer, with or without sauce these special meatballs are absolutely delicious!

The nutmeg gives meatballs an authentic flavor.


1/2 c
onion, minced
2 Tbsp
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1 large
1/2 c
1/2 c
fresh bread crumbs
1 1/4 tsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1 lb
ground chuck
1/4 lb
ground pork shoulder
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2 Tbsp
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3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 c
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large skillet, saute` onion in 2 tablespoons butter until golden. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl beat egg; add milk and bread crumbs. Let stand 5 minutes. Add salt, sugar, allspice, nutmeg, ground chuck, pork and cooked onion. Blend well with a fork.
In same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter. Form meat into small balls. Drop some in skillet, and brown on all sides; remove to warm casserole; until meatballs are browned. Remove.
Stir in flour, sugar, salt and pepper into fat left in skillet; add water and cream slowly; stir until thickened. If desired pour gravy in casserole with meatballs and heat thoroughly.
Place meatballs in gravy in a chafing dish to serve as an appetizer. Pour meatballs and gravy over hot cooked noodles to serve as a main dish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers

  • Comments

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    Deb Lund luv2cookDeb - Feb 19, 2013
    This is my swedish meatball recipe as well, although I use veal, pork and beef. How could anyone make swedish meatballs without allspice and nutmeg. That's what give it that amazing unique flavor!!!
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    Marsha Gardner mrdick1950 - Feb 20, 2013
    It is hard to find ground veal where I live so I usually leave it out and just use the pork and beef. You are so right, it is the allspice and nutmeg that make the dish. I think most people think that Swedish meatballs are just meatballs in a brown gravy. If they only knew.