Meatballs in Onion Gravy
meatballs in onion gravy

Meatballs in Onion Gravy

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

Last Updated on 10/01/2022 by richard

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

Nicole Harris
A one-pan family favourite for tasty Swedish style meatballs
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 4
Calories 447 kcal
How Difficult Easy


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: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 25gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword beef, gravy
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