Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Swedish Meatballs- A Warm Meal for a Confused Spring Day



One day of 70 degree weather spoiled me.  It is now 35 degrees and spitting snow. 

I know spring is coming. I can’t be fooled!  While I wait I will just be thankful for a few more days of cool weather to cook up some of our favorite cold weather meals. Before long I won’t even want to turn on the oven.

With the continued cold weather there’s nothing to do but,  bake up some crusty homemade bread and a dish up bowls of steaming comfort food.


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Venison Swedish Meatballs

3 slices whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces

1/2  cup milk

4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 small onion, minced

2 lbs.  Venison or ground burger

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1  teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon fennel, crushed

2 large eggs


Mix bread and milk and let sit.  Mix together meat, seasonings, and eggs.  Sauté onion in 2 Tablespoons of butter until transparent. Squeeze excess milk out of the bread.  Add the onions and the bread to the meat mixture.  Mix well.  Shape into meatballs.  Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides.  Place the browned meatballs into a greased hot crock pot.



2 Tablespoons butter

1/3 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley

3 cups chicken stock or broth

1/2 cup half-n-half

Melt butter in saucepan.  Wisk in flour until paste is formed. Add the chicken broth and stir until thickened.  Add the salt, parsley, and half-n-half.  Mix well.  Pour the gravy over the meatballs.


Cook on high in slow cooker for 2 hours or until meatballs are cooked through.


  1. Mmmm...sounds so good! I'm going to have to give those a try!
    Love your new header :)

  2. I always thought there was sour cream in these meatballs. My husband can't have sour cream, so I never even thought about making them. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to try this recipe.


  3. This is the kind of food my guys love!
    We had flurries yesterday.
    So ready for Spring!!!

  4. Have you ever tried baking your meatballs - on a tray- all at once. 450* for 15-20 minutes. They get nice and browned all around. And you don't have to stand over the stove/frying pan. ;) This is how I make a bunch at a time and let cool. Freeze individually - bag up for another time...

    Anyway. It all sounds good. Those rolls.

    Love your new blog look..

    1. Yes, Bevy, that is a great tip! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. that sounds delicious! i'll have to save this
    recipe for next winter, because we are having
    beautiful warm days now.

  6. Oooooh honey! Those Swedish meatballs look good and I don't even care much for meatballs! Perfect food for a cold day. It was chilly here this morning, too, but definitely not snowing!

  7. Oh these looks yummy! It was great to see that the recipe didn't have sour cream as my mom hates sour cream and I fix her meals for her along with our family. May have to give this one a try.

  8. Okay my friend...I'm on board. Things are going to stay on the cool side around here this weekend...this sounds like a good meal for tomorrow night. Thank you for posting. Always love your photos...mmmmm!

    Love you!

  9. They were a hit. Thank you for sharing the recipe my friend. Have a happy day! XO


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