Meatballs in Onion Gravy
meatballs in onion gravy

Meatballs in Onion Gravy

Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
meatballs in onion gravy

Swedish style meatballs in onion gravy, all cooked in just one pan. Perfect for a mid-week evening meal.

If you are craving meatballs in gravy but don’t need to buy anything from a certain Swedish retailer found in large blue and yellow buildings? Save yourself the journey, get some beef mince, and try this straightforward recipe from Nicole at

meatballs in onion gravy

Meatballs in Onion Gravy

A one-pan family favourite for tasty Swedish style meatballs
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: 🇸🇪 Swedish
Keyword: beef, gravy
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Nicole Harris


For the Meatballs:

  • 450 g Beef Mince
  • 30 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg large
  • 2 Tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper

For the Onion Gravy:

  • 2 onions medium, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 240 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 240 ml Water
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, worcestershire sauce, seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until just combined, do not over-mix. Roll into 15 meatballs.
  • Drizzle oil into a large pan (preferably a pan with high sides) over medium/high heat. Place meatballs into pan ensuring not to overcrowd. Brown all sides and transfer to a plate, set aside.
  • Add sliced Vidalia Onions to the pan with remaining meatball grease. Saute 5-10 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • Add butter to pan then begin sprinkling flour one tablespoon at a time, stirring between each addition.
  • Slowly pour in broth, worcestershire sauce and water while stirring. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium/low.
  • Return meatballs to pan and cook until gravy is thick and meatballs are cooked through (10-15 minutes) Add more water if needed during this time.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with fresh parsley over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

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