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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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2 h 30 m servings 368
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 26.5 8 23.4 146 581 Full nutrition

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The meatballs were delicious. However, the sauce/gravy was disappointing. I expected a sauce that was more the consistency of gravy. It was not even close to that. Also, even though I tempered t...

I did make the recipe and my Swedish husband loved it. After cooking on high for 2 hrs. the gravy seemed a little too thin. I removed the cooked meatballs from the crock pot leaving just the gr...

We liked it! I used ground turkey instead of beef as we are not big red meat eaters. Also, I used 2 cups of chicken broth instead of beef bullion and water. I used the slow cook function on...