Both of my parents are Norwegian. Growing up, my mom used to make these meatballs. Later in life, my dad took over the meal prep, and he became a great cook. My mom did a good job, but my dad perfected the recipe. I think of him every time I make them now.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Meatballs:
Gravy:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a jelly roll pan.

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  • Combine bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onion, ginger, salt, nutmeg, garlic, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Let stand until bread crumbs absorb milk, about 5 minutes. Stir until just mixed and add ground beef. Mix until well blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 18 minutes. Set meatballs aside.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Slowly add broth; cook and stir gravy until smooth and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Blend in cream, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

  • Gently stir cooked meatballs into gravy and heat through, but do not boil, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can make your own bread crumbs by using 7 slices of white bread with the crusts removed.

You can use margarine in place of butter.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 26.1g 52% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 22.2g 34% DV; cholesterol 132.1mg 44% DV; sodium 1004.4mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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