Grandma Style Hamburgers (meatballs with swiss steak sauce)

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Dee Stillwell

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@LILLYDEE

My mom was not the best cook, bless her heart. Most meat she cooked was so dry you couldn't chew it, including the Thanksgiving turkey. My dad used to tell her "Oh Mama, u cooked the juice right outta the poor thing" lol! For that reason we all became fans of her ground beef recipes.
She had a few dishes she made that were outstanding though. This is one of them. It was passed down from her mother and they both always made it on the stove top. I tweaked the recipe thru the years and I always bake them or make them in the crock pot. This prevents the meatballs from breaking up so much. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • MEATBALLS

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 medium
    onion, grated on lg box grater blade
  • 4 clove
    garlic, grated on small grater blade
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 - 8oz can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    soft bread crumbs
  • approx 1 c
    flour for dredging meatballs
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil for frying meatballs
  • SAUCE

  • 1 can(s)
    tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3 c
    beef broth, reduced sodium
  • 2 Tbsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 /2 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Grandma Style Hamburgers (meatballs with swiss steak sauce)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix together milk, tomato sauce, eggs, seasonings and Worchestershire sauce. Stir in bread crumbs and let set aside.
  2. Place ground beef in large bowl. Grate in onion & garlic cloves.
  3. Mix all together and form into 2 1/2-3 inch meatballs. Roll each meatball in flour and shake off excess. Pan fry in vegetable oil on all sides until browned. Place in a large baking pan or crock pot container. Mix together, tomato soup, broth and worchestershire sauce, pepper, & garlic powder. Pour over meatballs. cover with HD foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and stir carefully so meatballs don't breakup. Cover and continue to bake another 30 minutes. If gravy appears too thin, leave uncovered so it will thicken the last 30 minutes. If using crock pot, cook on high for 3 hrs or on low for 6-8 hrs. Serve over noodles or with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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About Grandma Style Hamburgers (meatballs with swiss steak sauce)

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Heirloom




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