Swedish meatballs are made of ground beef, pork, onions, and bread crumbs. They’re amazingly delicious and a comfort food to many. Learn how to make Swedish Meatball from scratch here!
Hey Cousins! In this recipe, we’re going to make a comfort dish that I have adored since I was a little girl! We’re making Easy And Delicious Swedish Meatballs With Egg Noodles! This recipe was given to me by one of my friends, and I simply made a few tweaks to fit my liking. The original recipe called for allspice and dijon mustard, but I removed them. However, if you can certainly add those ingredients to your recipe is you see fit. Let’s get right to the recipe!
Ingredients For Swedish Meatballs
Alright, cousins. For this recipe, you will need:
- Ground beef
- Ground pork
- Large egg
- Yellow onion
- Seasoning salt
- Coarse black pepper
- Vegetable oil
- Beef broth ( sometimes I use chicken broth)
- Half & half ( this makes a nice creamy gravy sauce)
- Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 12 ounces Egg noodles
- Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley
As you see, I keep it real. simple. I don’t use flour or a bunch of spices. I use simple ingredients for this recipe, and the flavor is amazing. These Swedish Meatballs are even better than Ikeas!
Meatball Cooking Instructions
Combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, egg, minced onion, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
Use your hands to knead the meat mixture until it is fully combined.
In a large pot, drizzle in the vegetable oil, and heat it up over medium-high heat.
Form small meatballs from the meat mixture, then fry them in the pan for about a minute on each side.
Next, add in beef broth, half & half, 2 tbsp butter, the remaining seasoning salt and pepper, and stir.
Bring to a boil, then add in egg noodles.
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the noodles are fully cooked and the sauce has begun to thicken.
Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese, and the fresh chopped parsley.
Basic Meatball-Making Tips
I have a few simple tips on making meatballs back with flavor. Tip number one: use quality meat. Try to pick out the best packages of meat possible when you’re making meatballs, especially when it comes to this Swedish meatball recipe. Don’t use meats that are too lean; otherwise, the meatballs will taste pretty dry, and your dish will be ruined. When it comes to beef, don’t use anything higher than 85/15. I’d say the same thing with ground turkey. If you can, also try to use fresh meat when it comes to this recipe. Don’t use old meat that’s been sitting in the freezer forever. Last but not least, use breadcrumbs instead of flour. Flour doesn’t really add texture to meatballs. If you want amazing texture, I recommend using bread crumbs or panko.
Cooking Swedish Meatballs
You can cook meatballs several ways. You can bake them in the oven on a baking sheet, or you can fry them in a large skillet like I will be doing for this recipe. I simply make a medium size meatballs and cook them in several batches on the stovetop over medium heat. I keep all of the pan drippings from the meatballs in the pan and use it as one of the ingredients for the Swedish meatball sauce.
Swedish Meatballs Sauce
The sauce made for this dish is a simple one. It’s made from meatball drippings, half & half, and a few other ingredients. Some recipes call for heavy cream. However, I find that half & half certainly does the job! The sauce thickens as this dish cooks, and it tastes amazing over egg noodles!
Serve Your Swedish Meatballs With
Definitely give this recipe a try because it gives Ikea a run for their money. I honestly feel like this recipe makes the best Swedish meatballs!
Homemade Swedish Meatballs
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 large yellow onion minced finely
- 2 ½ tsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp coarse black pepper
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 cups half & half
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 12 oz package egg noodles
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- Combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.
- Use your hands to knead the meat mixture until it is fully combined.
- In a large pot, drizzle in the vegetable oil, and heat it up over medium-high heat.
- Form small meatballs from the meat mixture, then fry them in the pan for about a minute on each side.
- Next, add in beef broth, half & half, 2 tbsp butter, the remaining seasoning salt and pepper, and stir.
- Bring to a boil, then add in egg noodles.
- Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the noodles are fully cooked and the sauce has begun to thicken.
- Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese, and the fresh chopped parsley.
- Serve & enjoy with garlic bread!