Friday, September 14, 2012

Nana's Swedish Meatballs

Good evening! Tonight's recipe comes from my grandmother's kitchen!
This is my lovely grandmother!  
This is one of my favorite recipes! It comes together quickly, and it tastes delicious! It tastes good with potatoes, with noodles, with corn, or whatever you want... the gravy is the perfect topper for pretty much any side dish.

The following recipe is based off of 1 lb of ground beef. We doubled it because we love leftovers, which made about 30 meatballs. It's your call as to the proportions!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion 
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoonsful flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • Gravy master (we find this in our supermarket near the spice aisle, where they usually also have the gravy packets!)

Mix all of the meatball ingredients thoroughly. 

I decided to be lazy chef tonight and try it in the kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment. Now if only it would shape them into balls too! (First world cooking problems?)
Then, shape them into meatballs.

Melt butter in a frying pan on medium-high, and then fry the meatballs.
Remove them when all sides are browned and set them aside.

In the same pan that you browned the meatballs in, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and milk. Whisk well to avoid flour lumps. 

Cook over medium heat until bubbles.
Add gravy master to thicken and darken, as desired. Mix thoroughly.

Add the meatballs back to the gravy and bring to a simmer to thicken. Cook until warmed through!

P.S. This meal seriously needs crusty bread. I know I often recommend this, but it tastes great when sopping up gravy from your plate! YUM! :)

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