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norwegian meatballs and rice

(13 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kat Ryan
Clayton, NC

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love old family recipes and these Norwegian meatballs are no different. The mix of ground beef and pork is quite tasty. They soak up all the delicious flavor of the creamy gravy. Serve this over rice or noodles for a comforting meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(13 ratings)
method Bake

Ingredients For norwegian meatballs and rice

  • 4 slice
    white bread
  • 3/4 c
    hot milk
  • 1 lb
    extra lean, ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork or ground turkey
  • 2
    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

How To Make norwegian meatballs and rice

  • Meatball ingredients combined in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, soak the bread in hot milk until absorbed, completely. Add all remaining ingredients; mix well.
  • Meat formed into balls and frying in a skillet.
    Shape into 1 inch balls. Brown meatballs in a large non-stick skillet, add a little oil if necessary to keep meatballs from sticking to the pan.
  • Meatballs in a casserole dish.
    Drain; place meatballs in a large casserole dish. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  • Whisking thickened gravy in a saucepan.
    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.
  • Gravy poured over the meatballs in the casserole dish.
    Pour over the meatballs and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Norwegian Meatballs in a ball with white rice.
    Serve over hot cooked rice or cooked egg noodles.