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Video:Easy Crockpot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

with Kaytie Sproul

Crockpot Swedish meatballs are a quick and easy recipe packed with flavor. Watch this video for recipe tips on how to make crockpot Swedish meatballsSee Transcript

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Transcript:Easy Crockpot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Hi, I’m Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today we’re going to take a look at how to make crock pot Swedish meatballs, using a recipe from About.com’s southern cooking site. Swedish meatballs are a hearty favorite that often take some effort to prepare. However, with a crock pot and this quick and easy recipe you can enjoy a great meal with minimal effort!

To Make Crockpot Swedish Meatballs, You Will Need:

  • 2 12 ounce jars of beef gravy
  • 1 pound of sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Allspice
  • 2 pounds of meatballs, frozen or refrigerated
  • 1 cup of sour cream.
  • Skillet and
  • A five-quart crock pot

Prepare and Add Swedish Meatball Ingredients to the Crockpot

This dish, like most crock pot cooking, features modest preparation. You'll first need to clean your mushrooms by wiping them down. Don't clean them under the faucet, as they'll absorb water like a sponge. Once clean, slice them into medium-sized pieces and add them and the butter into a hot skillet. Saute them under medium-to-low heat for ten to 15 minutes or until they are soft.

Then proceed to chopping your onion into medium-sized chunks. You can always make meatballs from scratch, but if you'd like to save a little time, you can purchase pre-made and pre-cooked meatballs at your supermarket. If you do go with a store-bought brand, frozen or refrigerated meatballs will work great with this recipe.

Now, let's begin adding the ingredients to our crock pot, starting with the sauteed mushrooms. Next, add the Allspice, Worcestershire sauce, onion chunks, gravy, and finally, the meatballs. Give everything a good mixing, and then place the lid on your crock pot.

Temper the Sour Cream Before Adding to the Crockpot

After about five and a half hours, you'll want to finish off the dish by adding the sour cream. During the final 30 minutes of cooking, take about a half cup of the hot gravy from the crock pot, and mix it with the sour cream. Then add the mixture to the rest of the dish, mixing evenly.

You can serve this dish on its own, or over either rice or egg noodles. Swedish meatballs are a comfort food classic and perfect for crock pot cooking; so if you're looking for a great tasting, budget-friendly meal that requires very little prep time, give this recipe a try. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at about.com.
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