Swedish meatballs are a favorite in the SFFS house and have been since my kids were little. So I knew this would translate well into a soup for my family. This is super good and pretty simple. If you can make meatballs, you can make this soup. It may look like some effort, but I promise you it's not. This is easy to cut in half if you want but you can make the whole thing and freeze part of it for later. If I was doing that, though...I'd leave out the noodles in the half I was going to freeze and add those later. Serve this with a crunchy loaf of buttered French bread and you've made your family happy, happy!
Swedish Meatball Soup
For the meatballs
2 pounds ground beef
½ cup water
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons butter
ground beef water, bread crumbs, egg, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl
and stir. Mix well with your hands but don’t overdo it. Shape meat into
about 40 meatballs.
Heat a large Dutch oven over
medium heat and add the butter. Add meatballs and cook until done. (You
may have to work in batches.)
Remove meatballs from the skillet to a plate.
For the soup
5 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1/2 cup flour
2 32-ounce containers beef broth
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
the same large dutch oven you cooked the meatballs in, melt butter over
medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Saute for about
Sprinkle in the flour and cook another 3 minutes.
Stir in the beef broth. Combine the heavy cream with the cornstarch and add that to the broth.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, parsley, red pepper flakes, paprika and salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium then add the meatballs and cook about 10 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and heat through.
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