Swedish Meatballs say Happy New Year!

Swedish Meatballs for your Happy New Year! For those who prefer something a bit heartier, that is, rich and creamy, say no more. And have a Happy New Year!

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground chuck (or ground beef)
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats (Instant oats are fine)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt (or garlic powder)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together lightly (try not to compact too much). Use your fingers for best results.
  2. Form into meatballs and brown in a skillet (medium heat). Drain them on paper towels while you make the sauce.

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup of tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder (bump it up if you like heat)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions for sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients and pour over meatballs in large skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens and remove to a crock pot or chafing dish. Try to keep them warm for serving.
  2. I think these go well with a nice, hot, crunchy French bread cut into small slices. It helps sop up the sauce. Yum.
Swedish meatballs make for a Happy New Year
Swedish meatballs make for a Happy New Year     

© Wade Kingston


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