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slow cooker swedish meatballs with sauce

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, meatballs, Pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs



  • 2 slices soft white bread
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

Meatball Gravy

  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon nutmeg


  • Place bread in a medium bowl and pour the milk over the bread. Allow the bread to sit for about 5 minutes to allow the milk to soak into the bread.
  • By hand, mix together the bread, onion, eggs, garlic, salt, nutmeg, and pepper in a bowl until combined. Add the ground beef and pork and mix till just combined.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a slip mat.
  • Roll the meat into 24 meatballs and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the meatballs become browned on the outside.
  • Place meatballs in slow cooker, and prepare the sauce.

Meatball Gravy

  • Whisk together broth, half and half, corn starch, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over meatballs in slow cooker.
  • Cook on low until heated through and sauce has thickened — about 4-5 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes.