Cocktail Meatballs Swedish Style

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an EASY and tasty Swedish Style Meatball recipe. I have tried many, many cocktail meatball recipes searching for the perfect one and I think I have finally found it. Try this at least once.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (1 ounce) package onion soup (I use Lipton)
  • 3 -6 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 tsp table salt)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Sauce

  • 2 (3/4 ounce) packages mushroom gravy (I use McCormick)
  • 1 (1 ounce) package onion soup (I use Lipton)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sour cream


  1. For the Meatballs: Combine breadcrumbs, 1 packet onion soup, salt, 2 eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and enough water to make the mixture pasty and not dry. Combine in ground beef and mix well.
  2. Rolls into cocktail size meatballs and place on nonstick jelly roll style pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes or until done.
  4. For the Sauce: In large sauce pan combine 2 packets of McCormick Mushroom gravy, 1 packet onion soup, and 2 cups water. Bring to boil and simmer 1 minute.
  5. Turn to low and stir in 2 cups sour cream until fully incorporated.
  6. Stir in meatballs and gently simmer for a few minutes. Serve warm in crockpot for parties, or serve over noodles for dinner.
Most Helpful

My husband is not a fan of the chili sauce and grape jelly cocktail meatballs, so when I saw how easy this recipe is to throw together, I knew we had a winner! I've made these a number of times, for dinner over egg noodles as well as for a quick appetizer. Great to throw into a Crock Pot.

Giggle Girl March 11, 2013

I made this recipe for a cocktail party at my house and one of my Swedish friends was really impressed by this dish! He loved it :) It was super easy and I loved that it didnt have any pork! Thanks Mishel!!!!

Chickalicious_NYC July 14, 2008