Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Judy Garcia


I have had this recipe for so long I forgot where I got it! The recipe makes a lot of meatballs, so I cook them all, then cool and freeze half of them for a second meal.


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15 Min
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1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
3/4 c
dry bread crumbs
1/4 c
egg, slightly beaten
1 small
onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
3 Tbsp
3/4 c
1 c
half-and-half (light cream)
1 tsp
instand beef bouillon granules
1/2 tsp
snipped parsley, if desired, for garnish

How to Make Swedish Meatballs


  • 1Mix first 9 ingredients. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (with sides). Bake, uncovered, at 350° until light brown, about 20 minutes.
  • 2Remove meatballs to serving dish; keep warm. Place 3 tsp. pan drippings in saucepan; stir in flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in water, cream, bouillon, and ½ tsp. salt. Pour gravy over meatballs; sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve over hot cooked noodles or rice.
  • 3NOTE: This makes a lot of meatballs, and since there are only 3 of us, I cook, cool and freeze half. To use, I make a gravy out of butter or oil, water, half-and-half, and bouillon granuals in the same proportions as given above.

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About Swedish Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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