Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

This recipe came from my Mother-in-law, who happens to be one of the best cooks I have ever met.  I have learned so much about cooking from her.  This is traditionally served over mashed potatoes and I like to serve it with a green salad.  It is  filling and true comfort food.  Suitable for a family dinner or company.  Swedish meatballs will quickly become a family favorite.

Swedish Meatballs



1 1/2 lbs ground beef

4 slices bacon cut into strips, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup onion, diced

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon pepper

12 butter crackers

1/4 cup milk


2 cans tomato soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can water

2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

Cooking Directions:

For meatballs: In a large bowl add ground beef, bacon, egg, onion, salt, pepper, garlic.  In a small bowl  crumble crackers and stir in milk.  Add cracker mixture to meat mixture and stir until well combined.  Form into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and fry in bacon drippings until browned on all sides.  Remove to drain on paper towel lined plate.

For sauce:  In a dutch oven, combine tomato soup, mushroom soup , one can of water and worcestershire sauce.

Stir in garlic and add meatballs.  Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over or with mash potatoes.



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