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Swedish Meatballs

This Swedish Meatballs recipe is made with juicy homemade meatballs, simmered in a rich and creamy beef gravy — perfect for serving or noodles or mashed potatoes!


Gather your Ingredients

Meatball Recipe – 1 slice soft bread – 2 tablespoons water – 1/2 lb ground beef – 1/2 lb ground pork – 1 egg – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/4 teaspoon pepper – 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Swedish Meatball Sauce – 1 ½ cups low sodium beef broth – 1/2 cup heavy cream (or sour cream) – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – 1 ½ tablespoons corn starch – 1 teaspoon minced garlic – 1 teaspoon dried parsley – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – 1 pinch ground nutmeg


In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, nutmeg and soaked bread until just combined — don't overmix!


Shape into 1.5-2″ balls (I get about 20 this way, but you can get up to 30 if you shape them into 1″ balls) and place 1″ apart on the baking sheet. Bake.


In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together broth, cream, Worcestershire sauce, corn starch, garlic, parsley, salt, thyme, pepper and nutmeg. Pour into a large skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Let simmer until slightly thickened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.


Add the meatballs, stir and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until heated through (or 8 minutes per side if you are adding them raw). Serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes and refrigerate leftovers up to 4 days.