Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs

Kathy D


This is a classic Swedish meatballs and noodles recipe. I just love that gravy! Originally found from Taste of Home.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 3/4 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 large
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 c
    fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 lb
    ground beef

  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 c
    milk, 2% is best
  • 2 can(s)
    (10 1/2 oz ea) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp
    kosher salt

  • 1 pkg
    (16 oz) egg noodles
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, minced

How to Make Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs


  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl, then add the beef and mix together lightly.Shape the meat into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, put the meatballs in and brown on all sides (you may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not overcrowd or they will steam and not brown). As they brown, remove them to paper towels and drain; reserve the drippings in the pan.
  3. GRAVY:
    Stir the flour into the pan and mix with the liquid in there. Cook and stir over medium to med-high heat until it gets light brown in color. Add the milk while whisking (to prevent lumping of the gravy). Then stir in the consomme, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for about two minutes, until thickened.
  4. Reduce the heat to a medium-low and add the meatballs back into the pan with the gravy. Cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes (or until the meatballs are completely cooked through), stirring occasionally.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking in the sauce, cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain the noodles and then toss them with the butter.
  6. Serve the meatballs and gravy over the noodles and sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy!

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About Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Swedish

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