Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


Fresh and flavorful Swedish meatballs cook in a luxurious creamy sauce in a slow cooker. Garnish Swedish meatballs with fresh dill, and serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ¼ cup rolled oats

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon beef base (such as Better Than Bouillon®)

  • ½ teaspoon steak sauce

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt


  1. Mix beef, oats, egg, garlic, allspice, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper together in a medium-sized bowl. Use your hands to combine mixture until consistent in appearance, about 1 minutes. Roll 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture into a ball; repeat to make about 17 meatballs.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tablespoons butter and allow to melt. Add meatballs to the hot skillet and brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn meatballs over, and cook 3 minutes more. Transfer meatballs to the slow cooker, reserving grease in the skillet.

  3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and flour and whisk to combine, about 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in water, beef base, and steak sauce, scraping and breaking up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Pour sauce into slow cooker with meatballs.

  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on High for 2 hours or on Low for 4 to 5 hours.

  5. Remove 1/4 cup liquid from the slow cooker and transfer to a bowl. Slowly add yogurt to prevent curdling. Add tempered yogurt to the slow cooker. Season with additional salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
27g Fat
8g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 299mg 6%

* 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.

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