Swedish Meatballs, a favorite at our house. Meatballs, cream sauce, noodles. The best comfort food.
Swedish Meatballs Recipe So Good
Swedish Meatballs is one of my children’s favorite meals. My daughter Erin asks for this meal whenever she comes to visit. I usually make double the meatballs and freeze half for the next time. Since Erin’s wife Julie is vegetarian, I make a separate pan of these that are vegetarian. Check out Vegetarian Swedish Meatballs. They are dairy free and gluten free, too.
The original recipe came from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook (affiliate link). If you don’t have this cookbook, I recommend you buy one. Every recipe I have made from it is totally awesome.
What You Need
You need measuring cups and spoons, a big bowl, some good pans, and a casserole dish. You’ll need a casserole dish for this recipe.
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Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Meatballs made with two meats, covered in sauce on top of noodles. Comfort food!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Beef, Main Course, Pork
- Cuisine: American
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ pound ground pork
- ¾ cup dry bread crumbs (plain)
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 small onion (finely chopped)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup flour
- 6 tablespoons butter (or drippings from meatballs)
- 1¼ cup water
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 2 teaspoon instant beef bouillon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- snipped parsley (to garnish)
- Mix to thoroughly combine: beef, pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Shape mixture into 2-inch balls.
- Place meatballs on ungreased jelly roll pan about 1-2 inches apart. (For easy clean-up, cover the pan with parchment paper before placing the meatballs on the pan.)
- Cook uncovered in 350F degree oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
- Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour.
- Cook over low heat, stir constantly until mixture forms little balls.
- Slowly add the half and half and water.
- Continue stirring, add the bouillon and salt.
- Heat to boiling and continue to stir until the sauce is a thick gravy.
- Place the meatballs in a glass casserole dish, cover with the sauce, sprinkle with snipped parsley and heat for a few minutes (3 minutes or so) in the microwave (or oven).
- Serve over cooked wide egg noodles with a green vegetable on the side.
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop February 16, 2011 and updated May 15, 2021.