swedish meatballs

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pam Stutsman
from Evansville, IN

This recipe has been in our family for over 100 years. For as long as I can remember it's been a staple for Christmas Dinner. It takes a while to make, but well worth the wait and it's better when made a day ahead.

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Ingredients For swedish meatballs

  • SAUCE
  • 1 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 4 Tbsp
    vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    tabasco sauce
  • MEATBALLS
  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 c
    italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    accent
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    horseradish
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/8 tsp
    tabasco sauce
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How To Make swedish meatballs

  • 1
    In a large sauce or slow cooker, combine all the sauce ingredients. Let simmer while preparing meatballs.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set out a broiler pan with a rack.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, mix the beef and bread crumbs by hand until well blended. In a small bowl combine the remaining meatball ingredients and pour over beef mixture. Mix by hand until well blended. If mixture seems to dry, add another egg and mix well.
  • 4
    Roll meat mixture into 3/4 to 1 inch balls and place on broiler rack. Bake each batch of meatballs 12-15 minutes. Carefully add the cooked meeatballs to the sauce. When all the meatballs are in the sauce simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring frequently.
  • 5
    Let suacepan or crock pot cool and refrigerate over night. Reheat 3-4 hours before serving. Enjoy!

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