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swedish meatballs and gravy in cast iron skillet
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Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce - better than IKEA! Serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ikea meatballs, swedish meatballs,
Servings: 4

Ingredients

The Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

The Sauce

  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Instructions

The Meatballs

  • In a medium bowl add the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce and finely chopped parsley. Combine using your hands without over-mixing then form into about 1 1/2″ meatballs.
  • Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil into a large skillet then then add the meatballs searing the top and bottom then remove them from the skillet to a bowl (they won’t be fully cooked through at this point).

The Sauce

  • Add the sliced mushrooms and Worcestershire to the same skillet then season (don't clean the skillet) with salt and pepper and sauté the mushrooms 3-4 minutes (about 2 minutes per side). 
  • Add the beef stock, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet then fold in the can of cream of mushroom soup, soy sauce and thyme. 
  • Return the meatballs and any of their juices to the skillet then cover and cook over medium to medium-low heat 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Temper the sour cream then add it to the sauce. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper then serve right away over wide egg noodles or mashed potatoes.