Cool, fall weather means it’s time to break out all of our favorite comfort food recipes – right? Having a quick, family favorite dinner recipe is a wonderful thing – not only are these types of recipes reliable, they are loved by every single person that shares the dinner table with you.
Let me let you in on a little secret…. this Swedish Meatballs recipe is OUT of this world. It’s super simple to make – and will have your kids coming back for seconds (or, in my case, thirds!)
I remember my mom making Swedish Meatballs often as a child – it was her go-to meal when we had busy nights with sports or band practice – but I think the reason she relied on it so much is because everyone loved it. Until the Instant Pot, it was always a recipe that I relied on making on the stove top – and while it turns out just as delicious, making it in the Instant Pot is so much faster.
Fast forward 25 years, and I find myself making it for the same reasons my mom did – busy nights with sports or piano practice, and the need to make something that everyone will eat.
This Swedish Meatball recipe is super easy to make – the meatballs are the perfect size for even the smallest kiddos and they cook up SO quick! Once you roll out the meatballs, set them on parchment paper while you prepare the Instant Pot to make the Swedish Meatball sauce.
To the Instant Pot, add your beef broth, a little butter, flour, and Worcestershire sauce – stir often while the pot is on saute and allow it to thicken – just a minute our two.
Once you see the sauce starting to thicken, turn off the saute feature and gently set the meatballs right in the pot along with the sauce. Cover the Instant Pot and close the valve, then set the pot on high (manual) for just 5 minutes.
The pot will come to pressure fairly quickly since you previously used the saute feature to thicken the sauce – once it beeps done, release the pressure and remove the meatballs to a large bowl so you can stir in the sour cream.
Once the sour cream is well mixed, add the meatballs back in and stir to coat – serve on top of mashed potatoes, egg noodles or even rice.
Leftovers keep incredibly well – refrigerate in a sealed container and heat up the next day for lunch.
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