ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Swedish Meatball Recipe

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you looking for a hearty and delicious appetizer or main dish recipe? Meatballs are always a popular choice. If you're feeling adventurous, try making your own Swedish meatballs at home. They're not difficult to make at all, and they'll taste so much better than the store-bought frozen variety.

Homemade Swedish Meatball Recipe


  • 1 pound of ground sirloin
  • ¼ cup of fine bread crumbs or fine cracker crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 and 2/3 cups of evaporated milk (separated)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 ½ cups of beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of flour


Place a large skillet and simmer that has a lid on the stove and pre-heat over medium low heat. Put the butter in the skillet and allow it to melt.

While the butter is melting, place the beef, bread or cracker crumbs, chopped onion, salt, pepper, and 2/3 of a cup of the evaporated milk into a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Form the meat mixture into small balls.

Place the meatballs into the melted butter in the skillet and slowly brown them over medium low heat, turning regularly so that they brown evenly. Once the meatballs are browned on all sides, add the beef broth to the skillet. . Reduce the heat to low. Place the lid on the skillet and allow the meatballs to simmer for 20 minutes.

While the meatballs are simmering, place the remaining one cup of the evaporated milk and the flour in a small bowl. Whisk until the flour is completely dissolved.

At the end of the 20 minutes, remove the lid from the skillet and add the flour and evaporated milk mixture to the meatballs. Stir gently until everything is thoroughly combined, being careful not to crumble the meatballs.

Simmer without the lid until the sauce thickens into a hearty gravy. This process will take approximately ten minutes.

Serving Suggestions

For a main course, serve Swedish Meatballs over cooked egg noodles or steamed white Rice. Serve with a non-starchy side dish such as steamed green beans, sautéed vegetable medley, broccoli, or a cauliflower. Add a dinner roll and a salad and you will have a complete meal perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion meal.

For an appetizer, simply place meatballs in a chafing dish or slow cooker and allow guests to serve themselves with a slotted spoon. This appetizer dish is a terrific complement for traditional party and finger foods, including all kinds of dips, chips, raw veggies, crackers, and other tasty treats.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)