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Norwegian Meatballs

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"These meatballs are a favorite around our area. On May 17, Norwegian Independence Day, many people serve them with a mashed rutabaga and potato dish. So this recipe is both delicious and very traditional."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion and seasonings. Let stand until crumbs absorb milk. Add meat; stir until well blended. Shape into 1-in. meatballs. Place on a greased jelly-roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees F until browned, about 18 minutes. Set aside.
  2. For gravy, melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Saute onion until tender. Stir in flour and brown lightly. Slowly add broth; cook and stir until smooth and thickened. Blend in cream, cayenne pepper and white pepper. Gently stir in meatballs; heat through but do not boil.


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This year we had a new addition to our Christmas dinner table - my daughter's boyfriend, a Norwegian. She passed along to me that for Norwegians, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without ...

I absolutely love this recipe! The only change I made was to extend the cook time about 5 minutes. My husband raves about these meatballs, and that's coming from someone who's mother is Norweg...

Thank You, Jeane! This is a 30+* recipe if I ever tasted one! My dyslexia kicked in so I put 1 pound of beef and 2 pounds of pork. However, my Beloved Personal Food Critic (a.k.a Hubby) took ...

These were so wonderful!I only used beef and they still turned out so delicious! Even my two year old neice who hates meat loved them and keeps asking for more "cow". I will definately be making...

The nutmeg in this recipe was the winning ingredient for sure.

Very tasty. I used more roux, cream and a bit more spices though. I like lots of sauce :) I also used onion powder in place of actual onions (was being lazy) tasted good!

This recipe was totally awesome! I adjusted it a bit due to certain things I had on-hand vs what was called for in the recipe... I had no fresh onions so I used onion powder and I used italian ...

Delicious! I used two pounds of ground beef - not two pounds plus one pound of ground pork - forgot the sugar (Oops) - but these are wonderful, wonderful! Made plenty - we may have meatballs in...

Tastes just like the meatballs served at Syttende Mai celebrations.