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betty's "swedish" meatballs

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

Rich, creamy and oh so meaty - this is comfort food at its best. The plum jam is the "secret" ingredient to the oniony and mushroomy sauce, no cream reduces loads of calories. This makes a LARGE amount for a crowd or my 3 teenage sons. 750 grams = 1 and a quarter pounds

yield 8 - 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For betty's "swedish" meatballs

  • 750 grams
    minced beef
  • 750 grams
    minced pork
  • 1
  • 1 cup
    dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    bbq sauce
  • 1 sachet
    french onion soup mix
  • 1/2
    onion, diced fine
  • 2 tins
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    plum jam
  • 1 sachet
    french onion soup mix
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper

How To Make betty's "swedish" meatballs

  • 1
    Meatballs - mix everything together in a large bowl. Drop walnut sized meatballs in to the simmering sauce. Put on a lid and cook over a medium/low heat for 45 minutes. Don't stir often as you'll break up the meatballs.
  • 2
    Sauce - in a large heavy based saucepan heat the onion in a little oil unit translucent. Add everything else and cook over a medium/low heat.
  • 3
    Serve hot with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.