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Mrs. Edgerton's Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

40 min


30-40 bite size meatballs


Hors d'oeuvre


Dorothy Edgerton

30 min

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About the Recipe


Mrs. Edgerton makes this recipe as an entree for her son in law, Gordon (who can't get enough of it) , and serves it over noodles. I thought it would make a wonderful addition to my 'tapas style' Super Bowl Sunday menu. Naturally the number of meatballs the recipe yields depends upon the size of your meatballs. *Mrs. Edgerton recommends asking the butcher to grind the ground beef and pork together twice.


1 lb of ground beef* (see the note before you start above)

1/2 lb of ground pork*

1/4 cup minced onion

3/4 cup bread crumbs

2 large eggs beaten

2 tsp salt - divided

1 tsp of pepper - divided

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

2 TBSP of olive oil - divided

5-6 TBSP of butter - divided

3 TBSP all purpose flour

2 cups of beef stock

1/2 cup light cream

Frying Pan


Step 1: Add 1 tsp of both olive oil and butter to a skillet and heat on medium high heat. Add the minced onion and saute until golden. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Step 2: In a large bowl add the ground beef and pork mixture, breadcrumbs, eggs, 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and sauteed onions. Add a few drops of water to keep the mixture moist.

Step 3: Gently form into balls of your desired size. In my case, I want them to bite size, so about 2 tsp of meatball mixture per ball.

Step 4: In the skillet you sauted the onions in, add 1 TBSP each of butter and olive oil on medium heat, and gently sautee the meatballs, adding more olive oil and butter as needed, and remove to a plate once browned.

For the Sauce:

Add the remaining butter to the skillet and when melted, add the flour and incorporate it into the melted butter, stirring all the time to make sure the mixture (called a roux in culinary terms) is smooth. Slowly add the beef stock in batches, stirring as it thickens. Slowly add the cream and the remaining seasonings (remaining salt, pepper & nutmeg). Bring it to a boil, and add the meatballs. Turn the heat down to low and simmer covered for 40 minutes.

hand mixer

Buon Appetito!

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average rating is 5 out of 5

Wow!! I made the meatballs for dinner tonight and served them over egg noodles. I used ground turkey instead of the meat blend in the recipe. I can’t say enough about the flavor of the sauce. The meatballs were so tender. This is going on my recipe routine. Please try them! You won’t regret it. TY Mrs. Edgerton!


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