This keto recipe features tender seasoned beef meatballs smothered in a creamy low-carb gravy. Serve it as an appetizer or main course with a side of low-carb vegetables. They'll also be a hit at potlucks! 

Swedish Meatballs

Keto comfort food! Tender meatballs smothered in a savory gravy the entire family will enjoy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Keto Meatballs, Meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 547kcal



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion (minced)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons erythritol
  • 1/4 cup almond flour


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Heat olive oil at medium-high heat in skillet and add onion; saute for about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put onion and remaining meatball ingredients in bowl and mix together thoroughly. Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, make uniform scoops and roll each in your hands to form meatballs (keeping your hands oiled will prevent meatballs from sticking). Place meatballs on lightly sprayed sheet pan (preferably lined with foil or parchment paper).
  • Put pan in oven and bake meatballs for 20-25 minutes (rotating pan halfway through) until they are golden brown and cooked all the way through. Reserve pan drippings for gravy.
  • For gravy, put pan drippings in saucepan or skillet with beef broth and heavy cream (and brandy if using). Bring to boil on stove and reduce heat to low. Let it reduce for about 5 minutes and add the Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Whisk in cream cheese bit by bit until it melts into sauce. Season to taste and serve over meatballs.
    swedish meatballs

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