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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 10 mins
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatballs:
Gravy:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

341 calories; protein 25.4g 51% DV; carbohydrates 7.2g 2% DV; fat 22.9g 35% DV; cholesterol 111.3mg 37% DV; sodium 466.2mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
I haven't tried it, but I am Swedish and I want to offset the 1 star review. I suspect Rosemary hasn't tried it either. I hate to see senseless ratings based upon close-minded opinion rather than actual taste testing. I will try them with the Italian bread crumbs. Also, Gross and definitely are spelled as I have shown here. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2018
Wouldn't make it again. Didn't thicken up correctly. I tried adding cornstarch and then they just tasted like cornstarch Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
I haven't tried it, but I am Swedish and I want to offset the 1 star review. I suspect Rosemary hasn't tried it either. I hate to see senseless ratings based upon close-minded opinion rather than actual taste testing. I will try them with the Italian bread crumbs. Also, Gross and definitely are spelled as I have shown here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2012
I would also like to offset the pointless 1 star review. Looking merely at the name of the recipe I dont think that the purpose of this recipe was to take it to Sweden and try to pass it off as an authentic culinary phenomenon...Thats why it says Swed-"ish"...its just the style...thank you. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
Made these for a family get together before Christmas they were a large hit full of flavor and the nutmeg/cinnamon gave them that holiday oomph! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2013
Our family enjoyed this recipe. I misread it and didn't have enough time to use the crock pot, so I browned the meatballs in a skillet and finished in the oven, making the sauce while they were cooking. When the meatballs were finished I added them back to the sauce and served over egg noodles. I did end up adding 1/2 tsp garlic powder, a tsp of mustard, 1/2 tsp paprika, and black pepper to the sauce, as well as using fresh mushrooms and doubling the sour cream. If I make this again I think I'll double the sauce for the noodles I served it with! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
Who cares whether the recipe calls for Italian bread crumbs. The taste is what counts. Quite being so critical ROSEMARY 14. Isn't Rosemary an Irish name? Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2014
AWESOME!!! I didn't look at the recipe well at the grocery store and didn't realize I needed to slow cook them but I made them in a skillet and made the sauce. I healthily'ed these up with 99% ground turkey and turkey sauce. Still amazing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
I would like to start out by saying I only used the meatball recipe and they were delicious. The family loved them. My best friend who is an amazing cook herself came over for dinner and loved them. The only change I made was to use beef with a higher fat ratio since my best friend has a pork allergy. There were no leftovers which is saying something since my family is made up of picky eaters, who all like something different. Thank you for sharing a new family favorite. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2018
It is cooking right now and have "taste tested" and it tastes great. I did do some changes. Not big just what I had on hand and things that I wanted to use. I used all beef (it was in the freezer and I didn't want to go out); I didn't use the cinnamon but used cardamon instead. For some reason I have two open bottles of cardamon and saw that it was used in another recipe from another site instead of cinnamon and as my cinnamon is running low I used that. The sauce I really did differently but followed the main directions. I used the mushrooms added some onions did the beef broth added a can of cream of mushroom soup did the cornstarch doubled the sour cream added a touch of lemon juice some cardamon a touch of a1 sauce and parsley and a shake of paprika. As I said I taste tested and it is good sitting in the oven at 225 will have it over noodles and brussels sprouts. I probably read 40 recipes and would have changed other recipes much more than I changed yours. I have yet to meet a recipe that I haven't changed in some way. I can't resist. Thank you for your recipe. I have saved it and I'm sure we will enjoy it again and again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2018
Wouldn't make it again. Didn't thicken up correctly. I tried adding cornstarch and then they just tasted like cornstarch Read More