Meatballs (Norwegian/Swedish)

You can substitute ground turkey for veal and/or pork, or use all ground beef.

Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: 3 doz. 1 1/2 inch meatballs )
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  • 3/4 pound(s) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound(s) ground veal
  • 1/4 pound(s) ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup(s) 1/2 & 1/2 or milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) onion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cube(s) parsley finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ginger
  • dash(es) pepper and nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup(s) beef broth
  • 1/4 cup(s) cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) instant coffee


  1. Soak bread in milk about 5 minutes. Cook onion in butter (1 tbs) till just tender.

  2. Mix meat, crumb mixture, onion, egg, parsley, and seasonings. Beat vigorously till fluffy (5 min. on med. speed with mixer). Form in 1 1/2 inch balls (Disney Norway meatballs were at least two inches-serving size was 3 meatballs). For easier shaping, wet hands or chill first.

  3. Brown lightly in 2 tbs. butter shaking skillet to keep balls round (don't try to do too many at once). Remove balls.

  4. Make gravy: Stir flour into drippings in skillet; add broth and water, and coffee. Heat and stir until gravy thikens.

  5. Return meatballs to gravy, cover, cook slowly about 30 minutes, basting occasionally.
June 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by boyd1908 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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