Swedish Meatball

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs are a favorite among many people. They are creamy, delicious, and are perfect for a nice family dinner.


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 medium shallot (diced)

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • ½ teaspoon thyme dried

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1tablespoon canola oil

  • 2tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2cups beef broth (or 2 bouillon cubes)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a large shallow bowl, add the ground beef, panko breadcrumbs, milk, egg yolks, shallot, garlic, thyme, pepper, and salt. Stir to combine. You may use your clean hands or a wooden spoon.
  • Shape the beef mixture into meatballs.
  • Set your Instant Pot to sauté. Add the canola oil, and heat it high.
  • Add the meatballs in the pot, and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  • Then, add the all-purpose flour into the pot for a minute. Whisk in the beef broth, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the meatballs that you previously put on a paper towel-lined plate to the Instant Pot. Select manual cooking, and cook on high for 8 minutes.
  • Release pressure, and transfer only the meatballs to a serving plate.
  • For the remaining sauce, select the high sauté setting, and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in the sour cream, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Pour over your meatballs, and enjoy!