Betty Crocker’s Swedish Meatballs

Betty Crocker's Swedish Meatballs

Betty Crocker’s Swedish Meatballs

Betty Crocker's Swedish Meatballs
A vintage handwritten recipe for Betty Crocker's Swedish Meatballs; make these meatballs with ground beef, ground pork, onions, bread crumbs, parsley, Worchestershire Sauce, egg, milk, salad oil, flour, paprika, salt, pepper, water, and sour cream.
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Snipped parsley
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup salad oil


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • Mix thoroughly beef, pork, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce, egg, and milk. Refrigerate for two hours.
  • Cook teaspoon-sized meatballs in oil for about 20 minutes; keep meatballs warm.


  • Blend flour, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper in oil in a skillet.
  • Cook over low heat then add water and cook to boiling, stirring for one minute.
  • Reduce heat and add sour cream; then meatballs and heat through.

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Course Main Course
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword Meatballs

3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    nommie I’ve made this recipe for over 40 years. Just always have to remember to buy to ground pork..

  2. 5 stars
    Nice to see this recipe on-line! I still use my recipe from my BC cookbook from the’70’s (though it’s coming apart lol)
    The only difference is the book calls for 3/4 C bread crumbs and only 1/8 tsp pepper – so just a matter of taste:) I scale the recipe down just a bit if I only have ground chuck. I saute the minced onlon to soften. Make the sauce as noted, except 1/8 tsp pepper. Great with white rice. Definitely a keeper! I love your idea about publishing old recipes from note cards etc. I plan to visit your site again!

  3. I was so happy to find this recipe. I moved and can’t find my 1960 BC cookbook. Our family Christmas dinner is going to be different this year. Everyone is bringing an appetizer and most of our young ones have never heard of Swedish meatballs. I’ll get some cute toothpicks and save the sauce for another meal!! Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻

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