30 Minute Swedish Meatballs

30 Minute Swedish Meatballs - Tender, juicy meatballs smothered in a rich, creamy, flavor packed gravy! Perfect weeknight meal.

30 minute Swedish meatballs can be on the table in a jiffy. Great for a busy weeknight meal. Homemade meatballs smothered in a rich, creamy, flavor-packed gravy. Serve over noodles or rice with a side salad and call it a meal. You can’t go wrong.

swedish meatballs browning in cast iron skillet

Mix the meatball ingredients, roll into balls and cook for 5-8 minutes. Remove to a plate and begin the sauce. Add butter to the pan, sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the beef broth while you whisk continuously, add the sour cream, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, allow the sauce to thicken to desired consistency, about 5-10 minutes.

swedish meatballs cooked in sauce in cast iron skillet

Return the meatballs to the pan when the sauce has almost reached desired thickness and reheat for about 4-5 minutes.

Swedish meatballs over egg noodles on red plate garnished with chopped parsleyServe this easy 30 Minute Swedish Meatball recipe over egg noodles or rice.

Swedish meatballs over egg noodles on red plate garnished with chopped parsleyThis is one of those recipes you will make all the time. Super easy and so delicious 30 minute Swedish Meatballs.

30 Minute Swedish Meatballs
 
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30 Minute Swedish Meatballs - Tender, juicy meatballs smothered in a rich, creamy, flavor-packed sauce! Perfect weeknight meal.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • Meatball mixture:
  • 1¼ pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup onion, finely diced
  • ⅓ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Gravy:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1¾ cup beef stock
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • Serve over buttered egg noodles or rice
Instructions
  1. Mix the ground beef, onions, bread crumbs, buttermilk, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice and garlic powder together until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  2. Shape into about 25-30 meatballs. (I use a 1½" cookie scoop.)
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Add the meatballs and cook turning continuously until brown on each side and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons butter to skillet, once melted add the 2 tablespoons of flour, whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Slowly whisk in beef broth.
  6. Lower the heat and add the sour cream, whisk until incorporated.
  7. Add Worcestershire sauce and mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
  9. Serve over egg noodles or rice.
30 Minute Swedish Meatballs - Tender, juicy meatballs smothered in a rich, creamy, flavor packed gravy! Perfect weeknight meal.

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    I just made this recipe. So simple and easy! My husband gave it a two thumbs up and is already thinking of what he can eat the leftovers with tomorrow. I definitely recommend the Swedish Meatballs!

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