Norwegian Meatball Recipes

Category Beef
This meat with gravy dish is a long time tradition in Norway. This page contains Norwegian meatball recipes.


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Meatballs seem to go with anything. They are fun to eat and kids love these, at least most of them do around here.

I like to do one different dish from what we usually have on Christmas.

We always eat out on Thanksgiving.

Yield: 5 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • Gravy
  • 1 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup milk or half and half cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • minced, fresh parsley, optional


  1. In mixing bowl, beat egg.
  2. Add milk, cornstarch, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and beef and mix well.
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  4. Shape into 1 1/2 inch meatballs.

    (Mixture will be very soft. Rinse hands in cold water frequently to shape meatballs without sticking to hands).
  5. In large skillet, over medium heat, brown the meatballs in butter, half at a time, for ten minutes or until no pink remains. Turn to brown evenly.
  6. Remove to paper towels to drain, reserving one Tbsp. drippings in skillet.
  7. For gravy, add butter to the drippings.
  8. Stir in flour.
  9. Add broth and milk or cream.
  10. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  11. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Return meatballs to the skillet and heat through on low heat.
  14. Garnish with parsley if desired.
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