Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs, spiced meatballs in a luscious sour cream sauce, an easy weeknight meal! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 586


Meatball Mix

  • 1 pound ground chuck or ground beef of your choice
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 10 cracks fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 cracks fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • In a large bowl, place all of the meatball ingredients except for the oil. Mix together well, roll into 2 tablespoons sized balls. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the meatballs in the vegetable oil until golden brown on all sides.
  • Place meatballs in the slow cooker, drain any oil on a paper towel first. Whisk together the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, dijon, salt, and pepper. Pour over the meatballs. Cook on low 4-6 hours or until meatballs are cooked through or until the desired tenderness.
  • Take meatballs out and set aside. Add the sour cream and heavy cream, whisk to combine. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water. Whisk cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Cook on high uncovered for 15 minutes until thickened*. Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary. Place meatballs back in the sauce to keep warm.


*Alternatively, you can pour the sauce into a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in the cornstarch slurry once the sauce comes to a simmer. Continue to whisk until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. 


Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3.7mg