Swedish Meatballs

Grandma’s Swedish Meatballs

Mmmm, Mmmm, Good! This is the first time we made this delicious dish, and boy was it worth it. Relatively easy to make and SO yummy!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Swedish


  • ½ cup saltine crackers, crumbled about 10 crackers
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground sausage (we used hatch green chile sausage)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • cups reduced sodium beef broth, divided
  • Hot mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Set oven to Keep Warm.
  • Mix the saltines, seasoned salt, and ½ tsp pepper together in a medium bowl.
    Saltine Cracker Mix for Swedish Meatballs
  • Combine the beef and sausage into a big ball.
    Ground Beef and Ground Sausage
  • Add the egg to the cracker mixture, then mix with the beef and sausage.
    Beef and Sausage Mixes with Saltine Mix and Egg
  • Divide the big meatball into smaller balls about 1 – 1½ in diamater.
    Beef and Sausage Balls
  • Mix ¼ cup flour with salt and 1 tsp pepper, then dredge the meatballs in the flour mixture. Make sure you shake off extra flour. The meatballs should be lightly floured.
    Beef and Sausage Balls Dredged in Flour
  • Add the olive oil to a lafge skillet over medium high heat and brown all sides of each of the meatballs, then remove to an oven safe bowl with tongs or a slotted spoon.
    Seared Meatballs
  • Place the bowl of meatballs in the warm oven.
    Seared Meatballs
  • Reduce heat to medium.
    Mix 2 tbsp flour with the beef broth until smooth and pour the mixture into the skillet. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until thickened to the consistency of thick gravy, stirring frequently to ensure the gravy doesn't burn.
    Swedish Meatball Gravy
  • Return the meatballs to the pan and heat through.
    Swedish Meatballs in Gravy
  • Serve over hot mashed potatoes and sprinkle with parsley.
    Swedish Meatballs

Yet another great recipe originally found on Taste of Home.

Leave a Comment