Norwegian Meatballs and Rice

Kat Ryan Recipe

By Kat Ryan Katdotson


This recipe was passed down from my grandma and always is a home run with guests and family, alike.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The mix of the meat in these meatballs is really good.  They would be good on rice or noodles. 

Keep an eye on the amount of salt you use. I like a little less than Kat calls for... but season to your taste!


4 slice
white bread
3/4 c
hot milk
1 lb
extra lean, ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork or ground turkey
eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 c
chopped onion
1-2 tsp
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 tsp
beef boullion base
2 1/2 c
boiling water

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, soak the bread in hot milk until absorbed, completely. Add all remaining ingredients; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Brown meatballs in a large non stick skillet, add a little oil if necessary to keep meatballs from sicking to the pan.
Drain; place meatballs in a large casserole dish. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
to make the Gravy: melt 4 tbsp of butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in 4 Tbsp all purpose flour. Mix 2 tsp beef bouillon base into 2 1/2 c boiling water, mix into flour mixture. Cook and stir until thickened. Pour over the meatballs and bake for 30 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice or cooked egg noodles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Hashtag: #comfort-food

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Nikki B sweetwahine
Jan 12, 2015
Made these on a whim after finding your recipe and ABSOULETLY LOVE them!!!! This is gonna be a keeper for our family, thank you for sharing!
Nikki B sweetwahine
Jan 12, 2015
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Yvette Key TeeterTotter
Jun 7, 2014
It's refreshing to see a recipe of Norwegian descent here. I'll have to give it a try! Congrats on the blue ribbon!
Barbara Fozard bfozard
Mar 20, 2014
You say in the first step to add remaining ingredients -- but then later tell how to make the gravy using the last 4 ingredients listed (step 3). So you don't add these to the meatballs do you? Just checking to make sure. Thanks. Look DELISH and I can't wait to make them TODAY!
Alana Millsap Alanamo3
Oct 16, 2013
I loved this recipe! I have made it twice. First time I followed the directions...2nd time I changed a few things...
1-Instead of browning them in a skillet, I put them all on a cookie sheet and baked them for 15 minutes at 350...then put into a casserole dish, added the gravy and baked again.2-Instead of using butter for the gravy, I used bacon grease.

5 kids and a hubby...ALL approved the adjustments and loved it!!