Frugal Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

This recipe is a family favorite, and rarely are there leftovers. By using the following ingredients this delicious meal should satisfy your hungry crew and take it easy on your budget.


4 eggs

1 cup milk

8 slices bread, torn

2 pounds ground beef

¼ cup finely chopped onion

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Pinch of garlic and parsley

2 tbsp shortening

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can evaporated milk


In a bowl beat eggs and milk then add bread and mix, letting stand for 5 minutes. Add beef, onion, baking powder, salt, pepper and garlic. Mix well, shape into 1 inch balls and brown in a skillet using the shortening. Place the meatballs in a 3 quart baking dish. Mix the evaporated milk and the two cans of cream soup until smooth then pour over the meatballs. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with mashed potatoes or noodles and your favorite veggie.

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