Sauerbraten Meatballs (Sauerbraten Klopse)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Julesong

A tasty change from plain meatballs! This recipe came from my Mom.

Top Review by adopt a greyhound

Great dish. I will go less on the allspice and cloves but loved this one. It is so different than anything I have tried. Served with brussel sprouts for a side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the beef, milk, breadcrumbs, cloves, allspice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form into 1-inch meatballs.
  3. In a skillet, brown the meatballs in hot oil.
  4. Drain off the fat then add 1 cup water, vinegar, ginger, bay leaf, and brown sugar.
  5. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Skim the fat from the remaining liquid, then remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside, keeping them warm.
  7. Remove the bay leaf.
  8. Mix flour and the 2 tablespoons cool water, then gradually stir into the pan juices to make gravy.
  9. Pour gravy over meatballs and serve with buttered noodles.

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