Frigadellan (German Meatballs)

Laura Shinn


This was my Mother's recipe. So very good. The gravy is perfect with mashed potatoes or wide egg noodles.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter to saute the onions
  • 1 1/2 small
    onion, sauteed
  • 4 slice
    bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·
    bread brumbs to make a moist patty
  • 2 c
    beef broth to cover the patties
  • 4 Tbsp

How to Make Frigadellan (German Meatballs)


  1. saute onions til soft and starting to brown, I use my 10 inch cast iron frying pan.
  2. add all ingredients to mixing bowl except bread crumbs, flour and broth, mix thoroughly. add enough bread crumbs to form soft patties.
  3. form into eight patties and add them to the pan you saute your onions in. brown on all sides
  4. When patties are browned on all sides, add beef broth to about half way up the patties in the pan, I used 2 cups. lower heat to a simmer and cook covered for an hour, turning occasionally
  5. When finished cooking, remove patties from pan, whisk in flour to make gravy. add patties back to the pan with the gravy and serve over noodles, rice, potatoes, your choice

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About Frigadellan (German Meatballs)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: German

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