Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs made with two meats, covered in sauce on top of noodles. Comfort food!

Course Beef, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford based on Betty Crocker's International Cookbook's recipe



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs (plain)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter (or drippings from meatballs)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoon instant beef bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • snipped parsley (to garnish)



  1. Mix to thoroughly combine: beef, pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg, onion, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Shape mixture into 2-inch balls.
  2. 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.)

  3. Cook uncovered in 350F degree oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in flour.
  2. Cook over low heat, stir constantly until mixture forms little balls.
  3. Slowly add the half and half and water.
  4. Continue stirring, add the bouillon and salt.
  5. Heat to boiling and continue to stir until the sauce is a thick gravy.
  6. 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).

  7. Serve over cooked wide egg noodles with a green vegetable on the side.