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Mom’s Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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Mom’s Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Mom fixed these meatballs for all sorts of family dinners, potluck suppers and PTA meetings. The scent of browning meat is intoxicating. Add to that the sweet smell of onions caramelizing, and everyone’s mouth starts watering. —Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • GRAVY:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • NOODLES:
  • 1 package (16 ounces) egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 837 calories, 33 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 256 mg cholesterol, 1,744 mg sodium, 82 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 50 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. meatballs (about 36). In a large skillet, brown meatballs in batches. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings in pan.
  2. For gravy, stir flour into drippings; cook and stir until light brown (do not burn). Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Stir in the consomme, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return meatballs to pan. Cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until meatballs are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; toss with butter. Serve with meatball mixture; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mom’s Swedish Meatballs in Taste of Home February/March 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 837 calories, 33 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 256 mg cholesterol, 1,744 mg sodium, 82 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 50 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"I always thought Swedish meatballs were creamy. No matter, I'm going to make this for Sunday night dinner."

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"This sounds sooo delicious, but after reading the nutritional info - I'll try to lighten it up a bit (in order to suit our personal needs) by using 96/4% ground sirloin, low sodium beef broth, and "No Yolks" egg noodles. This might make a tiny bit of difference, but lets face it.... it's not as though we'll be eating this lovely meal every week. I plan to make it this coming weekend, and I'm sure that we'll love it."

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"To save time, I went to Costco and purchased a bag of meatballs. Heated them in the over at 400 degrees and used the drippings from there. I love this recipe!! Very easy to make and doesn't take long to cook."

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! Only difference I would make is halving the recipe next time as it's only my husband and me in our house right now."

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"This has become a family favorite of ours. Most of the time there aren't enough drippings-just add a couple pats of butter. You just need to make a roux to thicken the sauce. Also, I use beef bouillon instead of spending the money on consomme. We love these!!!"

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