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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


Swedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Photo: Diana Rattray
These Swedish meatballs are easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck or round
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground pork, or use all beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 med. onion, chopped fine
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 1/2 oz. can condensed beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


Soak bread crumbs in milk for 5 minutes in a large mixing bowl. Add ground beef and pork, eggs, onion, 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and allspice; mix well. Shape into 1 inch meatballs. Place meatballs on rack in broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes at 400°. Put browned meatballs in slow cooker. Add 1/2 can beef broth, pepper and remaining salt. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours. To thicken gravy, turn slow cooker to high. Combine butter and flour to make a smooth paste. Add paste to remaining 1/2 can beef broth and pour over meatballs. Cook until thickened, about 45 minutes.


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