• Mon - Sun : 8:30am to 9:30pm

swedish meatballs from 1960 s


i clipped this recipe from a magazine almost 40 years ago (started collecting recipes in my teen years). i must have made this recipe at least zillion times (lol) and that's how much i love this recipe. since my first introduction to swedish meatballs through this recipe, i've tried many different variations. some i like a lot like that one from aquavit by marcus samuelsson and others, well, they were one time only recipes. but, i keep coming back to this recipe when i want swedish meatballs. i kept it as -my own- secret recipe, but it's time to share with everyone. hope you enjoy! goes really well with egg noodles. note: if you don't have fines herbs, just use any combination of herbs. i use kitchen bouquet for liquid gravy seasoning, but if this is not readily available, you can use other gravy seasoning. if you don't have green scallions, you can use all dill. the taste of dill is important in this recipe. the earlier version had chives and dill but since most people no longer keep chives, this recipe was changed to green scallions and dill.


# # # # # # # # # # # # # # #


  • Carbohydrates: 499.7
  • Fats: 58.0
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0
  • Minerals: 27.0
  • Proteins: 55.0
  • Vitamins: 94.0
  • Water: 3.0


  1. In a small bowl place bread cubes in milk to soak
  2. Melt 2t butter or margarine in a small skillet and saute onion until golden
  3. In another bowl combine salt
  4. Pepper
  5. Nutmeg
  6. Paprika
  7. Mustard and fines herbs
  8. Set aside
  9. Press milk from bread
  10. Combine with onions
  11. Mixed seasonings
  12. Ground beef
  13. Eggs
  14. Form into 50 1 1 / 2 inch balls
  15. Chill
  16. In a large deep skillet
  17. Melt 2t butter or margarine
  18. Brown meatballs
  19. A single layer at a time
  20. Remove meatballs from the skillet
  21. Set aside
  22. Prepare sauce in same skillet
  23. Saute garlic 2 minutes
  24. Mix flour with broth and add to skillet with liquid gravy seasoning
  25. Tomato paste
  26. And liquid smoke
  27. Over medium heat
  28. Stir until thick
  29. Reduce heat to low and slowly add sour cream
  30. Green scallions
  31. Dill and meatballs and let the mixture simmer for minimum 10-15 minutes
  32. Do not boil

Step 17

Total Time in Minute 60

Ingredients Count 21

cooking swedish meatballs from 1960 s

See More Relate Photo


Bread cubes








Dry mustard

Fines herbes

Ground beef




Beef broth

Kitchen bouquet

Tomato paste

Liquid smoke

Sour cream


Fresh dill

You may Interest

almost cabbage rolls

this is a real easy i am too tired to cook recipe. we don't have a rice cooker so i use a sauce pot (3 quart). almost cabbage rolls

always delicious chicken cheese enchiladas

this is my favorite, favorite chicken enchilada recipe. it's very quick and easy and people are always asking for the recipe. it's from the junior league of spokane's gold'n delicious cookbook (one of the best cookbooks ever!). always delicious chicken   cheese enchiladas

apple cinnamon quinoa cereal

love oatmeal, but not gluten? this has the warmth and nostalgia of apple cinnamon oatmeal and is a wonderful way to prepare this nutritious “grain”. a yummy, nutritious way to start the day, and even the kids will love it! apple cinnamon quinoa   cereal

baby greens salad with cranberry balsamic vinaigrette

this is a lovely salad for a holiday brunch or dinner party! the dressing is so yummy!! i've subbed a mild blue cheese for the goat cheese, and both are equally tasty. from mary ann vitale, owner of la taverna restaurant in la jolla ca. baby greens salad with cranberry balsamic vinaigrette

bacon stuffing

a fantastic stuffing to be served on thanksgiving!! bacon stuffing

baked game hens

a nice change from the ordinary. baked game hens

baked pot stickers sweet asian dipping sauce chicken egg roll

this is one of my all-time favorite recipes from pampered chef. they're quick, easy and can be made in bulk and frozen for later. such an attractive appetizer, too! from a pampered chef invitation i received from a friend. baked pot stickers  sweet asian dipping sauce   chicken egg roll

beef macaroni soup

i like to add diced carrots at first as like vegetables family loves as is, though i substitute red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for the red wine beef macaroni soup

blt cherry tomatoes

what a great finger food! blt cherry tomatoes

blueblack smoothie

feeling under the weather? care to try a treat thats good for you. this lovely smoothie is made with berries and juices. you'll feel energized after having one of these babies. blueblack smoothie

butternut squash tortellini with a brown butter sage sauce and a

i had this at the wolfgang pucks restaurant in las vegas and it was the best pasta i have ever eaten. i pieced this recipe together from different recipes. the wine glaze is not needed but a yummy addition. enjoy! butternut squash tortellini with a brown butter sage sauce and a

Tasting food recipes. Cooking.

Follow the food story Find cooking methods, recipes, tastings and everything about food here.

Follow us