Norwegian Meatballs In Sauce

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 pound ground chuck

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 (13 1/2 oz.) cans beef broth

4 cups hot mashed potatoes

2/3 cup sour cream

Fresh dill sprigs

In large bowl, mix milk and 1/4 cup of the cornstarch until well blended.

Add meat, onion, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and egg.

Mix until well blended.


Refrigerate at least 20 minutes for easier shaping.

Shape chilled meat mixture into 1−inch balls.

In 12−inch skillet, over medium heat, heat oil until hot.

Cook meatballs, half at a time, until browned on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove with a slotted spoon.

Drain on paper towels.

Pour off all but 1/4 cup drippings, adding oil if necessary, to make 1/4 cup.

In a medium bowl, mix beef broth and remaining 1/4 cup cornstarch until well−blended.

Pour into skillet.

Over medium heat, cook while stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens.

Add the meatballs.

Reduce heat to low.

Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Stir in sour cream and remove from heat.

Spoon hot mashed potatoes in center of platter.

With slotted spoon, place meatballs around potatoes.

Garnish potatoes with dill sprigs and serve gravy on the side.