Frantic Frugal Swedish Meatballs
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Serves: 4
What's for dinner? Quick Swedish meatballs made with frozen meatballs and an evaporated milk cream sauce!
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • ½ c water
  • 24 frozen meatballs (I use about ½ package of Aldi's original)
  • 1 c evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1½ c cold water
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder or dried minced onion
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Cooked Egg Noodles
  1. Place frozen Meatballs, bullion cube and ½ c water in large skillet, simmer covered about 10-15 minutes until hot throughout. Meanwhile boil egg noodles, drain, melt 2 Tbs butter in the noodles, cover and set aside.
  2. Remove meatballs to plate with slotted spoon, keep warm by covering with skillet lid :)
  3. In 2 cup measure, combine evaporated milk, flour & onion powder. Whisk to remove lumps, stir in 1½ cups water.
  4. Pour this into the skillet with meatball drippings and crank heat to high, whisk and stir until it thickens, about 4-6 minutes.
  5. Stir in nutmeg, 1 Tbs lemon juice & salt & pepper to taste (watch the salt, the bullion already added some!).
  6. Add the meatballs and just warm back up. Serve atop hot buttered noodles.
  7. I like to sprinkle it with a bit of parsley.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at