Grandma's Saucy (not Quite Swedish) Meatballs

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Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

My grandma's Swedish Meatballs recipe, but I don't think that's quite what they are. I do know they are tasty!

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  • The Meatballs

  • 1 12 lbs hamburger
  • 2 slices bread, soaked in milk to cover
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 ounces onion soup mix
  • 1 green onion, chopped small
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped (optional)
  • The Sauce

  • 10 12 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce


  1. Mix all of the meatball ingredients well. Roll into bite-sized balls.
  2. Place on foil lined baking pan that has been greased or sprayed.
  3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix the sauce ingredients together and pour over the meatballs.
  5. Serve with egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
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This was pretty tasty, but when all was said and done, it tasted more like spaghetti sauce. I would reduce the tomato sauce or add an extra can of mushroom soup. That said, it was quite an easy and quick meal. Thank you!