Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe
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Mom's Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Mom fixed this Swedish meatball recipe 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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 40 min.

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

Directions

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 over medium heat, brown meatballs in batches. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings in pan.
For gravy, stir flour into drippings; cook over medium-high heat 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 over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat to medium-low; return meatballs to pan. Cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until meatballs are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; toss with butter. Serve with meatball mixture; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you want a softer meatball, try using equal portions of pork and beef.
  • Feel free to omit the salt in the sauce if you're watching sodium levels.
  • Add a dash of nutmeg or allspice for a little extra flavor!
  • Originally published as Mom’s Swedish Meatballs in Taste of Home February/March 2013

    Nutritional Facts

    6 meatballs with 1-3/4 cups noodles and about 1/3 cup sauce: 837 calories, 33g fat (14g saturated fat), 256mg cholesterol, 1744mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 50g protein.

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    • 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
    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 over medium heat, 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 over medium-high heat 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 over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
    3. Reduce heat to medium-low; 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.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you want a softer meatball, try using equal portions of pork and beef.
  • Feel free to omit the salt in the sauce if you're watching sodium levels.
  • Add a dash of nutmeg or allspice for a little extra flavor!
  • Originally published as Mom’s Swedish Meatballs in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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    annettethomsen1 User ID: 7030191 283992
    Reviewed Feb. 20, 2018

    "very good! added celery to gravy."

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    Brandi User ID: 9414410 282578
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2018

    "I thought it was good. Very simple for people just starting out. I would make it again only changes I would make is heavy cream or whole milk instead of 2%milk. I did add garlic. And I would suggest to anyone making this to pretty much cook your meat balls almost all the way thru before putting them into the sauce. Not just brown the sides. As far as some of you rude woman saying it's dog food. You must not be able to cook or follow directions. You do not have to put people down you can simple state it wasn't for you. No it's not authentic Swedish but she never claimed they were. They are her version. Smh need attention much ? I thought Facebook was bad. Can't even enjoy recipes anymore either. Negativity everywhere. I enjoyed it none the less. Thanks for the recipe"

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    LindaCincinnati User ID: 8431987 282468
    Reviewed Jan. 22, 2018

    "Dianne, why not just add your recipe as your own separately instead of making the rest of have to read it when this is not the recipe posted? So what if this recipe isn’t considered authentic Swedish meatballs, I made it and it tasted fantastic. I hate when people think it’s ok to be so mean."

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    Lisa User ID: 9342123 278552
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2017

    "Excellent flavor and meatball consistency. This was the first time I've made Swedish meatballs and my family loved it. I used 1 pound ground turkey and 1 pound ground beef, panko for the bread crumbs, and added 1 teaspoon ground minced garlic in the gravy."

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    bdgirl User ID: 8918981 277445
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2017

    "Great recipe! My husband and boys loved it!! I have to keep making this for them now..thanks for sharing :)

    I made the following small adjustments:
    I carmelized the onion before adding to meatballs
    Added some nutmeg to the meatballs and sauce
    Added a little minced garlic to meatballs"

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    Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 277412
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2017

    "first off: Daisy I don't know you, but I don't have to know you to know I love you. ANYONE who uses the word 'couth' is terrific in my book.

    my favorite place to eat Swedish Meatballs is in Stockholm Sweden with my favorite working travel partner in crime Linda.
    Swedish meatballs are distinct in flavor. they have&use warm spices in them that give a distinct flavor not mentioned in your recipe. also there in Stockholm my experience has been these meatballs are served with a delicate smooth mashed potato.
    to the poster~ tonight I'm making your meatball meal and I will post after making&dining on your recipe.
    right now-
    Marybeth, these meatballs are WONDERFUL. followed recipe to a tee even using my home grown fresh parsley.
    I didn't do noodles because my thoughts are mashed potatoes are in order in menu.
    but for the record (although to me this is not a Swedish meatballs recipe) THESE MEATBALLS/gravy etc are simply delicious."

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    katandalan User ID: 5391877 277417
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2017

    "@diannevdv - your recipe sounds amazing, however, the measurements are missing. Could you provide allspice and nutmeg measurement? Can't send email so post here if you can. Thanks."

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    katandalan User ID: 5391877 277416
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2017

    "@diannevdv - your recipe sounds amazing, however, the measurements are missing. Could you provide allspice and nutmeg measurement? Can't send email so post here if you can. Thanks."

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    katandalan User ID: 5391877 277415
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2017

    "@diannevdv - your recipe sounds amazing, however, the measurements are missing. Could you send to [email protected]?"

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    Anne M. User ID: 9056630 277371
    Reviewed Nov. 6, 2017

    "Needs nutmeg in them."

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