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Grandma Edie's Really Easy Swedish Meatballs in the Crockpot

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“Scott's Grandma, Edith, prepared this recipe for us when we were first married over 30 years ago. I ranted and raved about how delicious until I think I embarrassed her because the recipe is so simple! She was 1/2 Danish and 1/2 Norwegian, and I thought it was likely a terribly complicated recipe using unique ingredients. How wrong! Thanks Grandma Edie (sending this note to you in heaven) - we think of you often!”
5hrs 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of celery soup (low sodium preferred)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons instant ground coffee
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 lb frozen italian style meatballs (or use your own homemade)


  1. In crockpot, stir together first four ingredients (use a crockpot liner for really easy clean up!). Add meatballs and stir. Cook on low for 4-5 hours until heated through. Add salt and pepper for taste, if desired, but watch the salt -- if not using low sodium soup, can quickly become too salty for my taste.
  2. This recipe makes quite a bit of good gravy to serve over hot noodles or potatoes. Yum!

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