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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are flavorful and tender meatballs smothered in a homemade gravy that are delicious served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Swedish Meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 35 meatballs
Calories 131 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup butter


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper



  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, salt, pepper, diced onion, and parsley.

  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, milk, and egg.

  3. Pour the milk mixture into the meat mixture and combine with your hands (without overworking the meat). Form into balls and set aside.

  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the meatballs and cook through, rotating to brown all sides (about 20 minutes). You may have to work in batches if your skillet isn't large enough for all the meatballs.

  5. Transfer the cooked meatballs to a plate. Tent to keep warm as you make the gravy.


  1. To the same skillet you cooked the meatballs, add butter and flour. Whisk until browned (1-2 minutes), scraping up any brown bits along the sides of the skillet.

  2. Add beef broth, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  3. Add the cooked meatballs to the gravy. Serve the meatballs and gravy over egg noodles or mashed potatoes, garnished with parsley (optional).