Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Swedish Meatballs

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is SWEDISH MEATBALLS.

This is such a family favorite when my kids were growing up I had to make a double batch every time. It was delicious and inexpensive to make, and immensely satisfying…especially when the snow was flying. Comfort food! Needless to say, I’ll be making this up in next week or so while my Army son and his buddy are on leave. 🙂

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 45 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.


[Makes 10 2-inch balls]

1 slice bread, 1 inch thick soaked in milk
1½ lb. ground beef
2 eggs, well beaten
1 T. butter
¼ cup finely chopped onions
3 T. parsley
1¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. paprika
1 tsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. allspice
2 T. butter or drippings
2 cups beef stock or prepared bouillon
Mashed Potatoes

Soak slice of bread in milk to cover.  Meanwhile, beat eggs well and add to meat.  Melt butter in saucepan and sauté onions.  Add to meat.  Wring milk from bread and add bread to meat, as well as parsley, salt, paprika, lemon juice, nutmeg, and allspice.  Mix well.  Shape meatballs into 1½-inch balls.  Brown in 2 T. butter or drippings.  Simmer closely covered until done, about 15 minutes in 2 cups beef stock OR prepared bouillon (2 beef bouillon cubes & 2 cups water melted in microwave to create stock).  Make pan gravy with flour thickening (small amt. cold water, whisk in flour to desired thickness to remove lumps before adding to stock for gravy).  Serve with Mashed Potatoes and a vegetable.


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4 Responses to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Swedish Meatballs

  1. Love Swedish Meatballs! These sounds delicious! Gonna try them for sure! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Karen Docter says:

      You’re welcome, Jennifer. These are the BEST. Flavorful, easy and inexpensive to make. Was a staple in our house for a long time. Let me know how you like them. 🙂

  2. Karen Cote says:

    Yummy!! These are definitely going into my “must serve” receipes.

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