Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Swedish Meatballs


All cooks have their specialty dish...a signature dish so to speak.... that we know will always get rave reviews from friends and family. My mother's specialty was her Swedish meatballs and I have never since tasted anything like these tender meatballs, full of robust flavor. Now of course she made her own beef gravy but I found one that tastes identical and I use it to get the same wonderful recipe. You will love this recipe.

My Mom's Swedish Meatballs

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs or more as needed
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
1 tablespoon of onion flakes (dried minced onion)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcester sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 jars of Heinz Home Style Savory Beef Gravy
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl along with a half cup of the beef gravy. Add more breadcrumbs as needed for the right consistency. Shape into small to medium size meatballs and set aside.

In large skillet, melt olive oil and then add butter. Brown meatballs on all sides over medium heat. once browned, remove meatballs from skillet and drain off excess fat but do not wash or clean skillet. Add remaining beef gravy to the skillet making sure to blend the pieces of beef and onion and garlic left on the bottom. Add meatballs back in the skillet and cover simmering on low heat for about 40 minutes. 

If you prefer to make your own homemade gravy for your meatballs, follow these instructions....

Homemade beef gravy

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups of beef broth

Melt butter in your sauce pan, then add the flour. Whisk the flour for about 1 minute until the flour is cooked. Slowly add the beef broth and whisk often for about 8-10 minutes. Whisking is the key to lump less gravy. Add this instead of store bought gravy to your dish.

Serve your meatballs and gravy over fluffy cooked rice, or tender wide egg noodles or with a side order of mashed potatoes and another vegetable. No matter how you serve them, they are absolutely divine!

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