Monday, January 24, 2011

Meatballs Stroganoff

My mom made these and put them atop of spinach noodles. Spinach noodles must have been popular in the 80's and 90's because she got them at the big box grocery stores. It was hard for me to find spinach noodles in a mainstream grocery store but they now have "Garden delight" noodles that are partly spinach (party some other veggie flavors) and they do the job just fine. If your not weird like me and like nostalgic food, egg noodles would be pretty good as well.

Mom's Meatball Stroganoff
makes 24 meatballs

1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 pound ground beef

Mix the above ingredients and form into 24 balls. I used a cookie scoop for proportion then rolled them nicely by hand. Brown in a frying pan (I don't use oil when browning but you may). Take meatballs out of the pan.

Mix together 3 Tbs flour (I use wheat) and 2 cups beef broth (I use a salad dressing shaker or a jar to mix them well). Add to the pan you used to brown the meat. You may add a 1/2 cup dry red wine a this point or leave it out. I add a can or two of sliced mushrooms as well. Simmer for 15 minutes then add your meatballs back in. Simmer for another 15 minutes. Just before serving add 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. You may want to add salt, pepper, or minced onion flakes to the sauce.

Serve over (spinach) noodles :)


This post has also been linked to:
Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff
Hearth and Soul at A Moderate Life
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


  1. Yum! They must have been popular because I remember my Momma using them too. This recipe look easy and delicious!

  2. That is one of favorites from my childhood too:-)

  3. Hi Sarah,
    Your Meatball Stroganaff looks very good. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  4. I just love stroganoff, and yours looks so good! I love serving it over egg noodles, like you suggested - now I wish I could make some on this yucky, snowy day!

    I sort of blame my mom for getting me into so many things as well! haha

    Visiting from Mouthwatering Monday!

  5. This recipe looks amazing! I would love for you to link this or any of your recipes to my blog hop @ It's a Keeper Thursdays.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I love meatballs stroganoff so much I'd like to have some for breakfast....Looks great!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  7. What a great idea to make stroganoff with meatballs. I think everything is more fun with meatballs, right? Thanks for linking up with the Hearth and Soul hop.