Ground Pork and Potato Balls

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got this recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that my mom bought in 1969. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of chopped green onions, but I am not a big fan so I substituted with 1 tablespoon of onion flakes. This is great with mashed potatoes. I tried this for the first time tonight and my husband really surprised me not only did he go back for seconds....but thirds also!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix egg, milk, bread crumbs, potato, onion, mustard, salt, and pepper together.
  2. Add pork; mix well.
  3. Make into 24 meatballs.
  4. Heat shortening in skillet, add meatballs and brown.
  5. Drain fat and remove meatballs from pan.
  6. Dissolve bouillon cube in 1 cup of boiling water, return meatballs to pan.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  8. Remove meatballs from pan again; reserve drippings.
  9. Mix flour with 1/3 cup of water; stir into drippings.
  10. Cook until thickened.
  11. Serve with meatballs.


Most Helpful

Delicious! It snowed today and this was the perfect comfort food. I've made this several times, and I always feel they are a big soggy. I figured out today that if you squeeze the shredded potato to get the moisture out before you add it in it really helps. I also added 3 cloves of garlic. It tasted perfect!

sashyd November 01, 2009

Very simple and good. I skipped the potato b/c I was serving with risotto. And instead of shortening I used a little olive oil. I also used dijon. But it was so simple and my kids loved it. I will make again & will try with different herbs, like thyme or rosemary. Thanks!

jimsgirl73 August 10, 2009

Made this for my dear hubby and he loved it! I used garlic and herb dry breadcrumbs and added some milk to the gravy part along with a beef bouillon cube for more flavor in the gravy. Served over cream potatoes. Made for a comforting dinner this evening. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Marsha D. January 13, 2009

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