Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyöryköitä)

    Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyöryköitä)


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    About this recipe: If you like the Swedish meatballs served at a certain Swedish megastore, you will love these Finnish meatballs! Easy to make and served with a wonderful gravy. Serve with cranberry sauce on the side.

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 110g plain breadcrumbs
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 1 egg
    • 120ml double cream
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 50g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 475ml milk
    • 120ml double cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Mix the minced beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, cream, salt and allspice in a bowl with your hands until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls.
    2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook about half the meatballs in the melted butter until evenly browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes; remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining meatballs, keeping the liquid in the frying pan when finished.
    3. Sift the flour into the pan drippings; cook the flour in the pan drippings until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly stream the milk into the frying pan while whisking vigorously; pour the cream into the mixture and stir until smooth. Return all the meatballs to the frying pan; stir to coat with the gravy. Bring the mixture to the simmer and cook until the meatballs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.


    If you aren't good at making gravy and end up with some lumps you can pour the gravy through a sieve.

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