Saucy Swedish Meatballs

"Sweet and delicious! This recipe came from a good family friend. We have made these many times over the years. These are often requested for me to make. I have taken these to many potlucks by placing them in the crock pot once they are done to keep warm."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Mix ground chuck, crackers, eggs, and onion. Make into meatballs.
  • Place in pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  • While meatballs are cooking during this 30 minutes is a good time to mix up your sauce by mixing the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar.
  • Remove from oven and drain excess grease.
  • Return to pan.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs, and stir to coat all the meatballs.
  • Bake another 30 minutes at 350°F until meatballs are cooked through.

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  1. Gerry
    Knew we were going to enjoy these meatballs - love those old recipes that have ketchup and Worcestershire in the sauce ... the basis for a good many of our prairie comfort foods. Made as posted and wouldn't change a thing. Have added this to my recipe file. Thank you and thank your family friend - happy you shared!
  2. GaylaV
    My family loved these meatballs even if I did scorch the sauce. My oven is hot and I should have adjusted for that. I didn't have any Worcestershire Sauce in my pantry (yikes) so used some HP sauce instead. It still tasted great. It is quite sweet but we are a sweet loving family. If you don't like sweet you may want to reduce the sugar a bit. I loved cooking the meatballs in the oven. I used lean ground beef and there was no grease to drain. Thanks for a very good recipe. This was reviewed for 2007 Fall PAC.


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