Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
I make this for the "boys" every year during the deer hunt. They talk about it the rest of the year! I like the rich creamy flavor too! This is a little work, but it could easily become a holiday tradition!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground venison or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork, unseasoned
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup finely chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
Creamy Dill Sauce
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups sour cream
- 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl mix the meat, salt, pepper, eggs, onion and cream.
- (I use my kitchenaid).
- With moistened hands (this will be sticky), shape into 1 inch balls.
- Roll the meatballs in bread crumbs until well coated.
- Arrange in a single layer on shallow baking pans.
- Drizzle melted butter over the meatballs.
- Bake at 375 degrees, turning 3 or 4 times, until evenly browned, about 35 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce:.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Whisk in the flour till smooth.
- Gradually stir in the chicken broth.
- Continue stirring until thickened and bubbly, then blend in sour cream, dill and seasonings.
- Place meatballs in a serving dish and cover with the sauce.
- Serve over egg noodles.
We all (3 adults) LOVED this. Like others, I grated the onion. For breadcrumbs, I used Panko, and I used about 2 tbs. fresh dill. Just delicious & recipe truly does make enough for eight. Served this over wide noodles with a side of broccoli (but asparagus would have been even better!) Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Yum!
Wonderful! Ok honestly at first, I didn't think this sounded good at all. But I read all the good reviews and I had some Vension I needed to use, so I made this. And I LOVED it!! Hubby loved it too! Chopped it up well for my 13 month old and he ate every bit of it too! I use all venison because we don't eat pork and venison is all i had on hand. I cut the meat mixture in half (and had enough meatballs! about 24), but used the whole sauce recipe and it was perfect! I grated the onions like suggested by another review. I used wondra instead of the flour because i am bad at making sauces and Wondra always turns out perfect! Also I served this over mashed potatoes! YUM! What a treat :) Thanks for this creative recipe. It is also very easy to put together!!
I'm giving the meatballs 4 stars and the sauce 2 stars. The meat was very moist and seasoned well. They also reheated well for lunch the next day. The sauce on the other hand didn't do much for my family. All I could taste was sour cream and I'm not sure I liked the addition of the allspice. I will however make my meatballs with cream and butter from now on. Very good. Thanks so much.