I was doing my best to avoid going to the store yesterday. It was gross and raining, so I didn’t really want to leave the house. The girls and I looked all around the kitchen for some food options, and found some plain frozen meatballs. I also had some marinara sauce and pasta, so there is an easy fix. Rebecca suggested Swedish Meatballs, so I said that as long as we had all the ingredients, we could make it. While she was looking for the beef broth, the knocked over the marinara sauce all over the kitchen, glass and all.

The good news is there was some vegetable broth (not the same, but better than nothing), so we went with that. You can also make the meatballs for this, but that was not happening 😉

Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients- frozen meatballs (home-style not Italian), 1/4 cup unsalted butter , 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 4 cups beef broth, 3/4 cup sour cream, salt and pepper, to taste


Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large cast iron skillet or Dutch Oven. Cook meatballs until cooked through on medium heat. Remove meatballs.

To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.

Boil water for noodles (if you choose to eat them with noodles)

Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper. I ended up adding a little all spice to it, which is a flavoring in the meatballs when you make them homemade.

Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Cook noodles, while the meatballs heat through. Add the pasta and mix together.

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