SWEDISH MEATBALL STROGANOFF
from John Rudy
I found this recipe in an old cooking magazine in the ‘70s. I make plain meatballs (lean hamburger, some salt and one small finely-chopped onion). I then broil the meatballs until they are medium rare; not more than about 6 minutes turning once. I usually make them quite small, smaller than a golf ball, maybe 3/4ʺ. The meatballs can be frozen to be used later.
The sauce recipe is sufficient for about 1½ pounds of meat.
By using lite cream cheese and sour cream, the calories are reduced and the taste seems to be the same.
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup (10½ oz can)
1½ cup Milk
6 oz Cream cheese (softened) (I use the “lite”)
¼ cup Catsup
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
1 pt Sour cream (I use the “lite”)
Mix together in large saucepan (except for the sour cream); warm, but do not boil. Stir constantly.
Add the meatballs and cook until thawed (if previously frozen) or hot.
Stir in the sour cream.
Serve over noodles or with toothpicks as an appetizer. (If the latter, there will be too much sauce.)
John says that it was his mother who inspired his love of cooking and baking at an early age. (She cooked vegetables in boil-able packages.)