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Slow cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are an easy and satisfying meal to make for any day of the week. Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are like a traditional Swedish dish with perfectly browned, flavorful homemade meatballs coated in a rich cream sauce that is slow-cooked. The rich creamy sauce enhances the flavor of the meatballs and is tender with every bite.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs are so easy to make and are made completely from scratch.  The meatballs and creamy sauce are served over egg noodles. Perfect comfort food for the cooler weather and during the holidays.
With the cooler weather upon us, this slow cooker meal is classic comfort food that your family will love. These are the best Swedish Meatballs ever with plenty of gravy to pour over the meatballs and noodles or mashed potatoes.
These Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are comfort food at it’s finest, starting off with homemade meatballs made with ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, onions, and spices. There is a spice in these meatballs that makes this recipe shine, Nutmeg. Nutmeg gives the meatballs a sweet, spicy taste that sets them apart from the classic Italian meatball.
To cook the meatballs, just pan-fry them or bake them until they are perfectly browned and cooked through. Then the meatballs go into the rich creamy sauce in the slow cooker. There the flavors meld into an incredible drool-worthy and addictively delicious meal.
Now for the sauce, it is wonderful! This creamy brown sauce is similar to gravy but even better. Beef broth is added to a roux ( a mixture of equal amounts of butter and flour, heated, blended, and used as a base for sauces) and whisked slowly until it becomes a smooth sauce.
Add Hood Sour Cream during the last hour making it into a luscious, rich, sauce that you’re going to want to put on everything. Add the meatballs to it and let them slow cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours in the sauce and you’re ready to serve. I suggest serving them over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice. 
What is the difference between these Swedish Meatballs and other meatballs?
Usually, meatballs are highly seasoned and served in a red marinara sauce but these Swedish meatballs are cooked in a homemade rich, roux-based, creamy gravy made with fresh ingredients like classic spices, beef broth, and Hood Sour Cream. 
How to make a Swedish Meatball Gravy
This recipe has an easy to follow step by step recipe for a roux-based gravy that is rich and creamy. There is no cream of anything soups which makes this recipe lower in sodium and less costly. I use fresh Hood Sour Cream for a flavorful and homemade taste. 
What is Hood Sour Cream?
Hood Sour Cream is made with high-quality ingredients, so whether it’s a holiday or any day, serve the best Hood Sour Cream when sharing meals with friends and family. Hood Sour Cream is made with real Hood Milk and Cream and comes from farmers who pledge to never use artificial growth hormones (rBST).
How Can I use Hood Sour Cream for other fall/holiday dishes?
Hood Sour Cream is available in a convenient, easy to squeeze bottle that offers a rich, creamy, and delicious sour cream taste and will transform recipes without the mess. I like adding ribbons of delicious Hood Sour Cream to my favorite dishes like this Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs in the sauce and on top of the meatballs for a beautiful and delicious presentation. Hood Sour Cream turns your most favorite recipes from delicious to extraordinary.
What Can I serve with Swedish Meatballs?
Serve Swedish meatballs over egg noodles, or mashed potatoes, or rice.
Ingredients for meatballs: 
  • heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • ground pork
  • ground beef
  • onion
  • garlic
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • black pepper

Ingredients for the gravy:
  • butter
  • flour
  • beef broth
  • Hood Sour Cream

Serve over:
  • Egg Noodles or
  • Mashed Potatoes or
  • Rice

Garnish:
  • parsley
  • Hood Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle
Let’s Make Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs!
Whisk together heavy cream and egg.
Add in breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
Add ground beef, pork, onion, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and black pepper.
Mix and combine the mixture until consistent in appearance, 1-2 minutes.
Scoop meatball mixture into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Roll with your hands into balls.
Heat a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, once hot, add the meatballs, make sure not to crowd the pan when browning, can do in batches,( or can even bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 mins or until the bottom of meatball is golden brown. Meatball will be cooked )
Or Bake Swedish Meatballs in the Oven.
Brown the meatballs for about 4 to 6 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and flip over and cook 3 minutes.
Transfer the meatballs to the slow cooker, do not discard the oil in the pan.
Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add butter and flour, whisk to combine, cook for 30 seconds.
Gradually whisk in the beef broth, scraping and breaking up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
Bring broth to a boil, whisking until sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
Turn off heat and whisk in 1 ½ teaspoons salt, add sauce to slow cooker.
Cover and cook meatballs for 2 hours on “High”, or “Low” for 4 hours.
Stir in 1 cup Hood Sour Cream at the end of cooking time for a thicker, creamier sauce.
Taste sauce and season with salt and pepper as desired.
Garnish Swedish meatballs with parsley, Sour cream, and serve with egg noodles, or rice, or mashed potatoes.
 
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Creamy Swedish Meatballs
Yield: 50 meatballs

Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Slow cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are an easy and satisfying meal to make for any day of the week. Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are like a traditional Swedish dish with perfectly browned, flavorful homemade meatballs coated in a rich cream sauce that is slow-cooked. The rich creamy sauce enhances the flavor of the meatballs and is tender with every bite.

Ingredients

  • Meatballs:
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Gravy:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 1 cup Hood Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 1 package egg noodles ( cook according to directions on package)
  • Hood Sour Cream Squeeze for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together heavy cream and egg.
  2. Add in breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
  3. Next, add ground beef, pork, onion, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and black pepper.
  4. Using a hand mixer or your hands to mix and combine the mixture until consistent in appearance, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop meatball mixture into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Roll with your hands into balls.
  6. Heat a large 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, once hot, add the meatballs, make sure not to crowd the pan when browning, can do in batches, (or can even bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 mins or until the bottom of meatball is golden brown. Meatball will be cooked )
  7. Brown the meatballs for about 4 to 6 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and flip over and cook 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer the meatballs to the slow cooker, do not discard the oil in the pan.
  9. Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add butter and flour, whisk to combine, cook for 30 seconds.
  10. Gradually whisk in the beef broth, scraping and breaking up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  11. Bring broth to a boil, whisking until sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
  12. Turn off heat and whisk in 1 ½ teaspoons salt, add sauce to slow cooker.
  13. Cover and cook meatballs for 2 hours on “High”, or “Low” for 4 hours.
  14. Stir in 1 cup Hood Sour Cream at the end of cooking time for a thicker, creamier sauce.
  15. Taste sauce and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  16. Garnish Swedish meatballs with parsley, Hood Sour Cream squeeze, and serve with egg noodles, or rice, or mashed potatoes.

Notes

Swedish Meatballs should be refrigerated and can also be frozen. Let cool completely and place it in a Tupperware container. In the refrigerator, meatballs last for 3-5 days. Frozen for 30 days.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 480Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 146mgSodium 970mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 29g
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slow cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are an easy and satisfying meal to make for any day of the week. Slow Cooker Creamy Swedish Meatballs are like a traditional Swedish dish with perfectly browned, flavorful homemade meatballs coated in a rich cream sauce that is slow-cooked. The rich creamy sauce enhances the flavor of the meatballs and is tender with every bite. via @Mooreorlesscook

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