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Bjarne's Norwegian Meatballs

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"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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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 350
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a jelly roll pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 18 minutes. Set meatballs aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Gently stir cooked meatballs into gravy and heat through, but do not boil, about 5 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 350 calories; 22.2 10.3 26.1 132 1004 Full nutrition

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