Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This was translated from braille from my mom's recipe collection (after she passed away). She loved Norwegian meatballs! My grandmother was Norwegian and my grandfather was Swedish, so there was a real blending of cultures. She called these Norwegian meatballs, but maybe they are Swedish? Who's to say?!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄4 lb ground pork
- 6 tablespoons finely chopped onions (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Mix ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, milk, egg and spices; mix well.
- Shape into 1 inch balls.
- Heat 1 tbs butter in pan.
- Place meat balls in pan and cook, turning as necessary to completely cook meat balls.
- When meatballs are done, take them out of the pan and place them on a plate.
- Mix flour, sugar, salt and pepper together.
- To remaining drippings in pan, add flour mixture, stir with whisk.
- Add water to make a gravy.
- Slowly add 1 cup cream, stirring constantly.
- Stir until thick.
- Do not boil.
- Add meatballs to gravy and keep heat low.
- Allow flavors to blend.
- I would personally serve them with rice as a main course, but I don't think that would be traditional.
- I think my mom used them as appetizers- to go with a smorgasbord.
I tried these and they are SOOOO Good!! Very authentic and my husband is Swedish. They are now a family favorite. Our two sons gobbled them up. I make them every week, now. Yumm.