True Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs

★★★★★ 8 Reviews
meggey1979 avatar
By Megan Wood
from Tampa, FL

This is my Nanny's handed-down family recipe. Her father was from Sweden. This recipe has been in my family for years.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A super tasty old-fashioned Swedish meatball recipe. It's made with basic ingredients and comes together quickly. Everyone should have this recipe in their dinner rotation. The meatballs have great flavor and cook in a creamy, savory sauce that thickens perfectly. We opted to serve these Swedish meatballs over egg noodles and it was wonderful.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS
  • 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
  • GRAVY
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose 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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How To Make

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients EXCEPT BUTTER for meatballs.
  • 2
    Make them into tiny meatballs.
  • 3
    Brown meatballs in butter.
  • 4
    While meatballs are cooking, combine all ingredients for gravy on medium heat.
  • 5
    Combine the meatballs and the sauce. Simmer on low for 40 minutes.
  • 6
    Serve as an appetizer or over egg noodles for a main entree.
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