The Amazing Swedish Meatballs

This recipe calls for consomme which has a stronger flavor than regular beef broth. If you cannot find consomme, beef broth may be substituted. It will still taste great. Mom’s original recipe calls for dried parsley, too. Occasionally, when I make this recipe, I add a pinch of rubbed sage.

We loved the addition of consomme to this yummy recipe! It really packed in a lot of flavor. These meatballs are terrific on their own or served-up with a crisp salad and warm bread.

Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Meatballs

Cook time: 30 Min  Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 4-6

To Make this Amazing “Swedish Meatballs” You’Il need the following Ingredients:

Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients:

MEATBALLS

3 lb ground beef

1 white onion, diced

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 c seasoned dry bread crumbs

1/2 c fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

2 tsp coarse ground salt

1 tsp coarse ground pepper

GRAVY

4 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 10.5-OZ can(s) beef consomme

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 c milk

1 tsp coarse ground salt

1 tsp coarse ground pepper

SERVING/PLATING

12 oz medium egg noodles, cooked according to directions

1/4 c butter

3 Tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

1. Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. While pan is heating, thoroughly mix together ground beef, diced onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Form mixture into 3/4- to 1-inch meatballs.

2. Brown meatballs on all sides, in batches if necessary. Use a slotted spoon to remove browned meatballs to heatproof plate, leaving drippings in pan.

3. Sprinkle flour over drippings and whisk until combined. Cook for 3-4 minutes or just until flour turns light golden brown.

4. Slowly whisk in consommé and Worcestershire. Add milk, salt and pepper while whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, or just until gravy starts to thicken. Add meatballs back to pan along with any accumulated juices; gently toss to coat meatballs. Lower heat to medium and simmer for uncovered for 10-15 minutes or just until meatballs are cooked through.