Finnish Meatballs - Lihapyorykoita

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Recipe by cookiedog

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.

Top Review by FunCook

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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