Classic Baked Swedish Meatballs

Recipe from The Spruce Eats

Over egg noodles 😋


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs, from about 3 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried onion, or 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or allspice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Gravy:


Combine the breadcrumbs, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg or allspice, and milk in a large mixing bowl. Let the milk soak into the crumbs for a few minutes.

Gently stir in the ground beef until well blended. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

Melt the butter along with the vegetable oil in a large skillet or sauté pan; brown the meatballs (in batches if necessary), and then remove them with a slotted spoon to a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

Make the Gravy

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from the skillet. Stir in the flour and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly
  3. Add the beef broth and half-and-half or light cream. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, for 1 minute.

Damn good 😋


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