Quick Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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I can still remember Mother making this delicious recipe in an old iron skillet on her wood-burning stove years ago. It's such wonderful family fare, we still enjoy warming up with it on cold winter nights!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Hot cooked noodles

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 294 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble meat over mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil in small batches over medium heat; drain.
  2. Place meatballs in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine the soup and water; pour over the meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for about 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve over egg noodles. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Swedish Meatballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p38

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MY REVIEW User ID: 8013587 217013
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"For an even faster dish we have used frozen meatballs and made just the sauce. My family LOVES this dish!"

galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 58332
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Tastes great with all ground beef."

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