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 four 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.
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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.