Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe} are slowly cooked in a Crock-Pot and smothered in the most amazingly delicious, rich, and creamy gravy you can make.  These Swedish meatballs are so flavorful that they are almost too good to be true.  Nothing beats homemade meatballs smothered in a creamy gravy sauce, and yes, they rank right up with Ikea’s version, in my opinion.

I enjoy making meatballs instead of frozen meatballs because Swedish Meatballs require a different approach to seasoning. Usually, frozen meatballs are more geared to using a tomato-based sauce and don’t have that spark they need to stand out in the recipe.


Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}Before we get started on this recipe for Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}, you won’t be using that can of cream of mushroom soup in this recipe for Swedish meatballs either. Beef broth, all-purpose flour, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce are what we will combine to make this flavorful masterpiece.




Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}Some of you think, what if I use frozen meatballs and incorporate mushroom soup instead of the other ingredients listed? Now it’s my turn to ask: are you ready for the cold, hard truth? Can you handle it?

My answer is, “It won’t be my recipe in any way, shape, or form, and I will be the last one you need to come to complaining that YOUR recipe didn’t turn out.” You are going to have to take responsibility for that one, lol!




Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}I love you, Y’all, but if I sincerely read again, “I followed your recipe to a “T,” but didn’t use XYZ ingredient and then added XYZ ingredient to the recipe instead, and it was awful, WHY?” You all know why it didn’t turn out; you ruined the integrity of my method and want someone to blame for your mistake. No, Ma’am, No, Sir, not this time. You have been advised beforehand there will be no sympathy.





Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs {Crock-pot Recipe}

Heidy McCallum
 These Swedish meatballs are so flavorful is almost too good to be true.  Nothing beats homemade meatballs smothered in a creamy gravy sauce
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Swedish
Servings 8 People
Calories 311 kcal


  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped dillweed
  • 1 pound ground lean ground beef
  • ½ pound lean ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • a splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • cup sour cream + more if desired
  • cooked egg noodles optional


  • In a 12-inch metal pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the chopped onion and a pinch of the salt cook until the onions are soft. Add garlic to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the metal pan from the heat and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk mixture, ground chuck, pork, egg yolks, kosher salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, cooked onions, and minced garlic.
  • Form the meatballs into 1×1 in size and place them on a metal sheet pan as needed.
  • Heat the remaining butter and olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the formed meatballs and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the metal pan to a platter using a slotted spoon, reserve the meatballs on the side until needed.
  • Gradually add the beef stock, all-purpose flour, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce into a crockpot on the heat setting of high and whisk until joined. Place the cooked meatballs in the crock-pot and cook on *cook on high for at least 1 hour* then on low 8 hours or 4 hours on high setting, stirring here and there. Season with more kosher salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve the Swedish Meatballs by themselves as an appetizer, or over egg noodles


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Serving: 01Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 21gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 748mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 263IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Meatballs, Swedish Meatballs
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The Best Swedish Meatballs that I have had, are slowly cooked in a Crock-Pot and smothered in the most amazingly delicious rich and creamy gravy you can make.  These Swedish meatballs are so flavorful is almost too good to be true.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these for the kids and husband and they turned out great. I thought they were better than many of the others I tried. I loved the homemade meatballs to. I will keep this recipe forever.

    1. 4 stars
      Could you please clarify the cook time? At the top of the recipe it indicates 4 hours cook time. However, in the directions it says to cook for 8 hours. I would like to make these tomorrow, but don’t want to overcook them. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Quick question, last time I made these they were so good that this time I made a larger batch, can I freeze them?

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