Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are very yummy. You can also make a bunch at once and freeze them.


  • 1 lb. (85% lean) ground beef
  • 1 small onion (grated)
  • 3 slices bread, torn into 1” pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 tbl oil


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tbl butter/margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup COLD water

Mix milk, egg, nutmeg, salt and sugar. Soak bread pieces in mixture. Add meat and grated onion. Mix thoroughly. Form into balls the size of large walnuts and let stand one hour. Fry in pan with oil, gently turning to brown. Remove from frying pan; keep warm. Add boiling water and butter to pan drippings. Let simmer until brown gravy is formed. Thicken gravy with mixture of flour and COLD water, shaken together, then slowly added to gravy while stirring constantly to avoid formation of lumps. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 28 meatballs.

Serve with egg noodles and green vegetable

Main Dishes Book 1 Beef