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!
Great venison recipe! Even our very picky 3yo scarfed it down.
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!!