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swedish meatballs

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Carrie Knudsen
Romeoville, IL

This is my grandmother's recipe, and it is unique with the use of nutmeg. It is so delicious!

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For swedish meatballs

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 3/4 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1
    small onion grated (you can use half a big one)
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1-2 c
  • 1 pinch
    nutmeg for gravy
  • 1 pinch
    onion powder for gravy
  • 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour (heaping tablesoons)
  • 1

How To Make swedish meatballs

  • 1
    In a bowl combine beef, grated onion, salt and pepper, nutmeg egg and breadcrumbs. form into any size ball you like, I do mine a bit smaller.
  • 2
    In a large skillet big enough to hold gravy as well, add the oil, and brown the meatballs on all sides, remove and set aside, keeping all drippings.
  • 3
    Add butter to the pan and melt, then add the flour and cook for a few second to make a rue. Then add the beef broth and stir until bubbling. Add milk a little at time and stir until it forms a gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste, nutmeg and onion powder.
  • 4
    Return the meatballs back into the gravy, cover and let simmer for about 20 min, until meatballs are heated through. Serve with cooked egg noodles or pasta of your choice. Enjoy!

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