Once I realized how well meatballs cook in the slow cooker, I had to come up with a great Swedish Meatballs Crockpot recipe! And this is it!
Don't be afraid of putting raw meatballs in the slow cooker – they turn out just fine. And this is a REALLY easy meatball recipe. Of course, it will take a little bit of time to form the meatballs, but it's worth it. And you can make then as big or as small as you'd like.
I think I made mine a little too big in the picture above… when I had Swedish Meatballs as a kid, they were always fairly close to bite-sized.
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So anyway - just place the meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker, top with the beef broth (or bouillon and water), and spices and then cook. Another cool thing about this recipe is that you can cook them for as long or as short as you want. The meatballs will be done after just a couple hours, but if you're at work, there's no harm in cooking them for the full 8-10 hours on low.
At this point, it will just look like meatballs in water. So now it's time for the creamy part! Make a roux (equal parts butter and flour) and then add some milk. Get it nice and thick and then put it in the slow cooker and add the pasta. You might see some lumps at first from the cream sauce, but you can just whisk them out.
Let it cook on high for about 20 minutes, and then add the sour cream. Mix it up well, and then serve!
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