Grandma’s Swedish Meatballs
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
- 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth, divided
- Hot mashed potatoes
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- Mix first 4 ingredients. Add beef and sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-in. balls; toss with 1/4 cup flour, coating lightly.
- In a large skillet, brown meatballs over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meatballs are cooked through, 5-6 minutes.
- Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon. Mix the remaining flour and broth until smooth; add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return meatballs to pan; heat through. Serve with mashed potatoes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 348 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.
Jan 23, 2019
Ahhhh, no. That didn't taste anything like Swedish meat balls. The pork sausage spoiled it. Couldn't taste the beef. Sorry but no, that wasn't good.
Oct 16, 2018
As Swedish meatballs go, this is a keeper recipe. The gravy was excellent. Very comforting for supper on the first evening of snow. I recommend if you understand that this dish could be considered a little bland. So much better than the recipes that use soup. So good.
Oct 1, 2018
These were so good!! We served over whole-wheat egg noodles instead. Definitely a keeper.