Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita)

Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita)

by Louanne Pierre 1 year ago
4.9 (9)
30 minutes
747.4 kcal
35.5 g carbs
Description

My family's favorite Finnish meal is these Lihapyorykoita (Finnish Meatballs) with Punajuuret (Beets), and Perunasose (Mashed Potatoes). Serve with cranberry sauce, I personally like a quarter of a pickle on the side.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup whipping cream
Directions
  1. 1. Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, cream, salt, and allspice in a bowl with your hands until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized spheres.
  2. 2. Melt the butter in a large skillet 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 skillet when finished.
  3. 3. Sift the flour into the skillet drippings; cook the flour in the skillet drippings until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly stream the milk into the skillet while whisking vigorously; pour the cream into the mixture and stir until smooth. If you aren't good at making gravy and end up with some lumps you can pour the gravy through a strainer. Return all the meatballs to the skillet; stir to coat with the gravy. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the meatballs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 747.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 35.5 g
protein: 33.2 g
saturated fat: 28.7 g
cholesterol: 242.6 mg
sodium: 1603 mg
fiber: 2.4 g
sugar: 10 g