Swedish meatball recipe

Mom’s Swedish Meatballs

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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
  • 1 package (16 ounces) egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  • 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.
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FOR KAYLYN – a very Swedish boss of mine gave me his Swedish grandmother’s recipe for meatballs. It had allspice but it also had a can of cream of mushroom soup for the gravy! He said you had to sing Swedish lullabies while cooking them and guess what? They were delicious!!

If there isn’t generous amounts of Allspice then it isn’t Swedish Meatballs. Whoever submitted this isn’t Scandinavian.

I absolutely loved this recipe. So it is not authentic Swedish Meatballs – she did not claim it to be. Americanized versions of any recipe are not to be dismissed, they are delicious in their own right! Having said that, I will admit that I substituted 2/3 ground pork for the same amount of hamburger. I also used full cream in place of the milk. Delicious, and to American tastes, which is not a bad thing! Thank you for the recipe – it is very tasty!

I halved the recipe and used half 2% milk and 1/2 half and half since some of the comments said the sauce was a little thin. Sauce was perfect and it was delicious!

very good! added celery to gravy.

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

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.

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.

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 meatballsAdded some nutmeg to the meatballs and sauceAdded a little minced garlic to meatballs

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