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Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs

Here is a great make ahead meatball that can be used for this crock pot recipe or to be frozen and used for other quick dishes like meatball sandwich's.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 lbs ground pork
  • 1 lbs ground beef lean
  • 1 tbsp A1 sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil ground
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 16 oz jar of fat free beef gravy like Heinz
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour-cream Optional
  • 1 16 oz package egg noodles cooked
  • 1 tsp dried parsley Optional
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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl beat egg.
  4. In large bowl combine all ingredients though basil.
  5. Mix with hands or wooden spoon. Do not over work.
  6. Create 1 inch meatballs (approximately 2 ounces each) by rolling between palms, being careful not to over work meat.
  7. Place meatballs in muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes turning meatballs halfway though. Meatballs should be browned.
  9. Remove from oven and place in crock pot. (If freezing see notes below).
  10. Pour gravy over meatballs. (TIP: Add 1 tablespoon of water to jar of gravy.
  11. Replace lid and shake vigorously.)
  12. Pour contents into crock pot. Stir to combine.
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  14. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  15. If desired stir in sour cream and cook on high for 10 minutes to thicken (Optional)
  16. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
  17. Garnish with dried parsley (Optional)

Recipe Notes

If freezing or using the next day cool completely. For freezing place meatballs in single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours until frozen. Remove and place in zip-lock freezer bag. Keep in freezer for up to 6 months.