Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs is an easy recipe made with frozen meatballs, sour cream, steak sauce, cream of mushroom and seasonings.
THE BEST CROCK POT SWEDISH MEATBALLS
After I shared the CROCK POT SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS recipe a couple of weeks ago, I got a bunch of emails from folks asking for more recipes like that one. It really is the simple things, isn't it? Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs is now one one of the most popular recipes on The Country Cook. Also, if this recipe tempts your tastebuds, you're definitely gonna want to make my CROCK POT SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I usually serve these meatballs with egg noodles. If I am making a full-on dinner, I'd serve it with some steamed green beans and my BUTTER DIP BISCUITS. And for dessert you gotta have my EASY HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY COBBLER.
Yes. Just make sure you have a large enough slow cooker to fit the doubled ingredients. If I'm serving for a crowd, I will mix together cooked egg noodles with the meatballs and keep my crock pot on the 'warm' or 'buffet' setting. But when it's just my family, everyone can serve themselves and grab as many meatballs and sauce as they like.
Absolutely not. The internet foodie world is quick to remind me of that fact since the day I posted this recipe but I'm never changing it - so there. Yes, I do know "real Swedish Meatballs are made from scratch with nutmeg" - etc. Move along - this recipe clearly isn't for you.
Absolutely. If you have your own favorite Swedish meatball recipe then go for it. However, I would cook them almost completely before adding to the slow cooker or else the gravy in this will end up too oily from the grease that the meatballs release when cooking (unless you plan to use turkey instead of ground beef or a super lean ground beef.) You will probably just have to adjust cooking time to make sure your meatballs are cooked all the way through.
Just use your favorite frozen meatball brand here. It doesn't have to specifically be a Swedish-style meatball. They aren't always easy to find but I've made this recipe with many different kinds of frozen meatballs and it all works great!
Creamy dishes aren't always great to freeze. They won't always heat up well and sometimes the gravy separates when reheated so I don't recommend freezing unless you have one of those machines with the special bags that sucks all the air out and then you can heat it up by boiling the bag in a pan (as long as the bag is boil-safe.) Otherwise, probably not wise to freeze.
However, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator (in an airtight lidded container) for up to 3 days. Just put it in a pot on the stove to reheat or in the microwave.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- cream of mushroom soup
- beef broth, low sodium
- dry onion soup mix (or MAKE YOUR OWN)
- A1 steak sauce
- frozen meatballs
- sour cream
- egg noodles
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT SWEDISH MEATBALLS:
In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup with beef broth, onion soup mix and steak sauce. Stir well.
Then add in frozen meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-5 hours.
When meatballs are ready, stir in sour cream.
At this time, put a pot of water on the oven to boil for your egg noodles (make according to package directions.) Drain noodles well when done.
Mix noodles and meatballs together.
Or serve meatballs on top of noodles
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- CROCK POT BBQ PORK CHOPS
- CROCK POT MEATBALL STROGANOFF
- CROCK POT MEATLOAF MEATBALLS
CROCK POT SWEDISH MEATBALLS
- 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of mushroom soup, low sodium
- 1 (14 oz) can beef broth, low sodium
- 1 packet dry onion soup mix
- 2 tablespoon A1 steak sauce
- 1 2 lb bag frozen meatballs
- 1 cup container sour cream
- 1 (16 oz) package egg noodles
- In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, mix undiluted soup with beef broth, onion soup mix and steak sauce.
- Stir well.
- Then add in frozen meatballs.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-5 hours.
- After meatball mixture has cooked, stir in sour cream.
- At this time, put a pot of water on the oven to boil for your egg noodles (make according to package directions.)
- Drain noodles well when done.
- Mix noodles and meatballs together or serve meatballs on top of noodles.
- Creamy dishes aren't always great to freeze. They won't always heat up well and sometimes the gravy sort of separates when you go to reheat so I don't recommend freezing unless you perhaps have one of those machines with the special bags that sucks all the air out and then you can heat it up by boiling the bag in a pan (as long as the bag is boil-safe.) Otherwise, probably not wise to freeze.
- You can store leftovers in the refrigerator (in an airtight lidded container) for up to 3 days. Just put it in a pot on the stove to reheat or in the microwave.
Originally published: May 2015
Updated & republished: April 2019