Swedish Meatballs

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 40 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Swedish Meatballs


1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
1/2 pound ground pork
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup water
1 cup half and half cream
1 teaspoon beef bouillon
1/2 teaspoon salt
hot, cooked egg noodles (or boiled potatoes)
parsley for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In large bowl, mix beef, pork, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, nutmeg and pepper. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place meatballs in ungreased jelly-roll pan. Bake, uncovered, for about 20 minutes (until light brown). Remove meatballs to serving dish; keep warm.

3. Place 3 Tablespoons of the meatball drippings into a saucepan. Stir in flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in water, half and half, bouillon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute.

4. Pour gravy over meatballs; sprinkle with fresh parsley.

5. Serve meatballs over hot, cooked noodles or alongside boiled potatoes.


*When shaping meatballs, dip hands into cold water to prevent the meat from sticking to your hands.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

6 Responses to “Swedish Meatballs”

  1. postedJan 10, 2010 3:53 PM

    Meatballs were really tasty. I had no drippings at all, so I substituted some butter and the pan scrapings with the flour to make a roux. Then, I didn’t have half-and-half and used 1% milk. The gravy still came out really creamy and tasty.

  2. postedFeb 22, 2012 1:28 PM

    YUM!! Will definitely be trying this!!! LOVE swedish meatballs!!

  3. postedJan 20, 2014 9:40 AM

    Can you use sausage for the ground pork?

  4. postedJan 20, 2014 9:49 AM

    Thank you for a great dinner idea!

  5. postedJan 20, 2014 9:54 AM

    These look delicious!!! I love Swedish meatballs πŸ™‚ have a recipe myself that I need to post!!! Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

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