Swedish-ish Meatballs


A yummy, down-home, hearty meatball recipe. My take on Swedish meatballs.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
6 servings



  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon

  • 2 pinches ground nutmeg

  • 2 pinches dried parsley

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained


  1. Mix ground beef, ground pork, onion, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until evenly mixed; shape into twelve 2-inch balls.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in hot oil until browned on all sides and somewhat firm, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove browned meatballs with a slotted spoon to a slow cooker.

  3. Stir cornstarch into drippings remaining in the skillet; add beef broth. Bring the broth mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir sour cream into the broth mixture until smooth. Add mushrooms and stir. Season the sauce with salt and pepper; pour over meatballs in the slow cooker.

  4. Cook in slow cooker on High for 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

These can also be cooked in the slow cooker on Low for 6 to 8 hours, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
23g Fat
7g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.