Meatballs In Beer (Frikadeller)

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"A Danish recipe. Serve with buttered noodles."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (408.3 g)
  • Calories 884.7
  • Total Fat - 58.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 25 g
  • Cholesterol - 297.7 mg
  • Sodium - 840.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 63.1 g
  • Calcium - 86.2 mg
  • Iron - 5.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Brown onion in butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Step 2

Mix pork, beef and dry bread crumbs. Add onions. Add the egg; mix well, and form into small balls. Roll them in a small amount of flour.

Step 3

Brown the meat balls in the 3 tablespoons of butter. When well browned, add beer and lemon juice.

Step 4

Cover and let simmer 30 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Susie D

There's always one in a crowd who doesn't follow directions and today it seems to be me. The beer sauce caught my eye, but I needed a crockpot meal. I prepared the meat mixture as directed in steps 1 and 2; then stuffed into 4 bell pepper halves. After placing the stuffed peppers in the crockpot I added the beer, lemon, and half the butter. I cooked on low for around 6 hours and then used the drippings to thicken for gravy. The meatballs were tender and the slight beer flavor was the highlight for me. They were good served with mashed potatoes and a cucumber salad. Thank you for sharing a taste of Scandinavia with us.

review by:
(2 Sep 2017)


Wonderful meatballs, Mikekey! I did not change a thing and we had plenty of sauce. Didn't realize when I made these, but I served them with Lazyme's caraway noodles, too. Great pairing! Made these during football season!!

review by:
(2 Jan 2017)


This was a nice meatball dish. Like Teresa, I halved the recipe for 2 of us and will double the sauce next time to have lots for the noodles that I served alongside. Thanks for sharing, Mike and congrats on your football win!

review by:
(28 Dec 2016)


I cut the recipe in half for the two of made a lot of meatballs...these really taste just like the German hamburger patties the hubby loves...there really wasn't enough tasty juice to serve over the noodles so next time I'm planning to double the beer and lemon juice...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

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(25 Dec 2016)