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Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Easy Swedish meatballs. This Swedish meatballs recipe has delicious meatballs and the perfect creamy brown gravy Swedish meatball sauce to put on top of them all cooked in one pan.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Swedish Meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 636kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumb
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg yolks, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, stir until well combined.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Roll the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet.
  • Add meatballs and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  • To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in beef broth, whisking constantly until slightly thickened about 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in meatballs, cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes.


Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 6mg