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crockpot swedish meatballs
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5 from 2 votes

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

These homemade crockpot Swedish meatballs are so easy to make and are made healthy and low carb with a few keto friendly substitutions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for swedish meatballs, recipe for swedish meatballs in the crockpot
Servings: 6
Calories: 469kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Cup Diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon Allspice
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1.5 Pounds Ground beef
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire, divided
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten
  • 1 Cup Crushed pork rinds
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Beef broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (click here to see my favorite brand on Amazon)


  • In a small skillet over medium heat, add the butter and the onion.  Cook the onion until softened, 5-10 minutes.  Add in the all spice and garlic and cook for 1 minute more.  Remove from the heat and set aside.  
  • In a large bowl add the ground beef, milk, egg, pork rinds, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire, onion mixture, salt and pepper.  Mix well and form into meatballs.  Add meatballs to the crockpot and pour over beef broth.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.  When the time is finished, remove the meatballs from the crockpot and set aside.
  • Add the heavy cream, remaining Worcestershire, and xanthan gum to the liquid in the crockpot.  Stir well to combine and let thicken.  Add the meatballs back to the crock pot and stir.  Serve


Nutrition per serving: 469 calories / 36g fat / 17g sat fat / 4g carbs / 0g fiber / 33g protein
  • You can use a mixture of ground beef and pork or all beef if you like.
  • If you prefer not to use cows milk, you can use your milk of choice.
  • You can use breadcrumbs instead of pork rinds if you are not following a low carb or keto diet.  
  • What is Xanthan Gum?


Calories: 469kcal