Meatballs in Sour Cream Gravy Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Meatballs in Sour Cream Gravy

Recipe by  

"If you like olives and dill you will like this. The surprise in this is the olive in the center of the meatball!"

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place egg noodles in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a bowl, mix the beef, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, pepper, eggs, and onion. Form into small meatballs around the olives.
  3. Heat the oil in skillet over medium heat, and cook the meatballs until evenly brown. Remove meatballs from skillet, reserving oil; set meatballs aside, and keep warm.
  4. Stir the flour into the reserved oil in the skillet. Gradually mix in water to form a thick gravy. Stir in sour cream, dill, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until heated through. Pour over the meatballs, and serve over cooked egg noodles.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Nov 04, 2004

Sorry, but this just was not good at all. Let's start off with my kids, 10 and 6, would NOT eat this. Secondly, this also smelled horrible. The meatballs themselves had no flavor. (I did leave the olives out though) The sauce, it was way too thick which I tried to fix by thinning out with some white wine with no avail. It was still very thick and I didn't want the wine to become overpowering. There is also way too much sour cream. In short, the sauce over-all was just not good. The smell, appearance, taste and consistency make this practically an inedible meal.

Nov 22, 2006

The flavor is GREAT!! The dish is wonderful. But.... the sauce is not a sauce but a paste. I made it twice now, don't add the flour (none) and the sauce is perfect.


5 Ratings

Oct 27, 2006

This recipe was great. It was a nice surprise to find the olive inside the meatball and it added extra flavor that you weren't expecting.

Mar 22, 2010

This recipe was wonderful! A good twist on the ingredients of ground beef, sour cream and egg noodles! Very big hit!

Oct 20, 2009

These were okay. I love olives and dill, but the two flavors didn't seem to blend here.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 632 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 37.8 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 817 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

A quick and easy recipe for sweet and tangy meatballs.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These 5-star cocktail meatballs are simmered in a simple sweet and sour sauce.

Enchanted Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

See how to make saucy, New Mexico-style chicken enchiladas.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States