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Swedish Meatballs from The Food Charlatan

Swedish Meatballs

This Easy Swedish Meatballs Recipe is a traditional meal for our family on Christmas Eve. The flavors are divine and it comes together easy and can even be done in the crockpot. It's Eric's great grandmother's recipe so you know it's authentic and has survived generations! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Swedish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 11 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 820kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 & 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3-5 dashes hot sauce
  • 3 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 & 1/2 cans water
  • 5 lbs boiled potatoes


  • Combine all meatball ingredients (ground beef through hot sauce) in a large bowl. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then spray lightly with nonstick spray. With moistened hands, shape the meat into balls that are about the size of a ping pong ball. (It doesn't really matter as long as they are uniform.) Place them on the baking sheet; you can put them right next to each other, just make sure they're not touching. Bake in a 450 oven for 11-16 minutes, until they are brown and starting to get crispy on top.
  • You can cook this in the oven or in the crock pot:
  • Oven directions: In a 9x13 casserole dish, combine mushroom soup with 1-1/2 cans of water. Add the meatballs and stir. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  • Crock pot: Combine the soup and water in the crock pot. Add meatballs and stir. Heat on low for 5-7 hours, or on high for 3-4. You just need it to get hot.
  • Serve over boiled potatoes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1823mg | Potassium: 2179mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 7mg