One of the most common gravy recipes for Swedish meatballs is made with 3 tablespoons of butter, 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, 3 cups of canned reduced-sodium beef broth and 1 cup of milk. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
Slowly add the flour to the skillet, and whisk the flour continuously for 1 minute. Don't let the flour burn or darken. Gradually pour in the cup of milk, and continue to whisk the ingredients in the skillet together. Pour the beef broth into the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture has begun to boil, reduce the heat and let the gravy simmer for two to three minutes or until it has thickened.
Another recipe for Swedish meatball gravy calls for 1 package of McCormick Swedish Meatball Sauce Mix and 2 cups of milk. After cooking the meatballs, simply pour the milk and the McCormick sauce mix into the skillet. Reduce the heat and stir the gravy continuously for about one minute or until the sauce thickens.
The Kraft Swedish meatball gravy recipe uses one 12-ounce jar of beef gravy and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Pour the gravy and sour cream into a saucepan and stir to combine the ingredients. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook them for about five minutes or until the gravy thickens.