Recipe By cooking(4)
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 4h 10m Additional - Ready In 4h 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 340.7

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4 Cook in slow cooker on High for 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 340.7
  • Carbohydrate 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol 111.3 mg
  • Fat 22.9 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 25.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 466.2 mg
  • Sugar 1.5 g

Chef's Notes

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


  1. Wouldn't make it again. Didn't thicken up correctly. I tried adding cornstarch and then they just tasted like cornstarch
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. Very yummy!
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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. - Read more ...
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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 - Read more ...