Norwegian Meal Balls (karbonader) Recipe

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Norwegian Meal Balls (Karbonader)

Peg Doolin

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@pegvt

My mother used to make this. It was a family favorite. Serve the meatballs with broth over egg noodles.


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Serves:

4-5 servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
fine, dry bread crumbs
1 c
milk
1 lb
ground beef
1
egg, beaten
3 Tbsp
grated onion
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
msg (monosodium glutamate)
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/8 tsp
pepper
1/2 can(s)
beef broth
1 large
onion
7 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put bread crumbs in large bowl. Pour milk over bread crumbs. Stir until blended.
2
Add beef, egg, grated onion, salt, msg, nutmeg and pepper to bread crumb mixture. Mix lightly until thoroughly blended. Shape into small patties 2 1/2 inch diameter and 1/4 inch thick.
3
Heat 3 tbsp butter in large skillet with lid. Add patties to skillet, cook over medium heat until well browned. Turn and brown second side. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
4
Clean and slice onion thinly. Heat 2 tbsp butter in small skillet. Add onion and cook over medium head until lightly browned. Remove onion and set aside. Drain fat from skillet. Add 1 tbsp sugar. Stirring constantly with back of wooden spoon, head until sugar is melted. Add meat broth gradually, then 2 tbsp butter. Stir until blended.
5
Pour broth over meatballs. Cover meat with onion slices. Cover skillet and simmer 10 minutes. Serve over egg noodles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Eastern European