Finnish Meatballs - Lihapyorykoita

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is from Allrecipes and after such great reviews there, I can't wait to try it. I'm posting it here for the Zaar World Tour 6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, cream, salt, and allspice in a bowl with your hands until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook about half the meatballs in the melted butter until evenly browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes; remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining meatballs, keeping the liquid in the skillet when finished.
  3. Sift the flour into the skillet drippings; cook the flour in the skillet drippings until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly stream the milk into the skillet while whisking vigorously; pour the cream into the mixture and stir until smooth. If you end up with some lumps you can pour the gravy through a strainer. Return all the meatballs to the skillet; stir to coat with the gravy. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the meatballs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

We loved these. We are Finnish by heritage and wanted to try something from there. I have also been going through a meatball phase, and this is a keeper. I may try them with milk instead of heavy cream. The gravy is just a basic béchamel, which can be adjusted to taste, which I used nutmeg and allspice for something different.

FunCook April 25, 2016

Fantastic. The flavor of the meatball was super and sauce was good, a bit bland for us, so i added fresh ground pepper and more kosher salt. Maybe next time a few fakes of red pepper to the sauce. These changes might be just personal taste. Made for ZWT for the No nonsense nibblers.

BakinBaby June 07, 2010

i love allspice more yhan nutmeg for meaballs thanks zaar tour 6

Dienia B. June 06, 2010