Hallo! Inspired by Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot’s Norway pavilion, we made the ‘Tradisjonell Kjøttkake‘ meal for our visit there. The rich flavors of the meatballs, the creamy sauce, and lingonberry sauce is the perfect comfort food! I have to admit, the lingonberry sauce frightened me a little bit, I’m not a fan of fruit with meat, but the sweet fall spices in the meatballs and tart jam really complimented each other well. My kids ate the lingonberry jam by the spoonful, the flavor is very similar to cranberry sauce. I found it very easily at one of my local grocery stones, but it can be found on Amazon too.
Serve this easy recipe with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and lingonberry sauce. It’s perfect for a Frozen movie night meal! Enjoy!
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
2 egg , lightly beaten
1 cups Panko
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 tablespoons butter; divided
1/2 cup flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper , to taste
DirectionsIn a large bowl, whisk eggs lightly. Mix in heavy cream and spices. Stir in panko, then add the ground beef. Using your hands, lightly mix the milk-panko mixture into the meat until well combined.
Heat large skillet with 4 Tbsp of butter over medium heat. Form the meat into 1-inch balls (about the size of golf balls) and place in hot skillet. Lightly fry the meatballs on all sides, until cooked thoroughly. Once all the meatballs have been browned remove them from pan, cover with foil, and set aside while you prepare the gravy.
In the same skillet you cooked the meatballs in, add the remaining 4 Tbsp butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour, stirring until smooth nd light brown in color, cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the broth into the roux. Once the roux is incorporated into the broth, turn the heat up to medium and cook for about 15 minutes. The gravy should come to a boil and thicken. If gravy thickens too much, add a little more broth.
Once your desired consistency is reached, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the sour cream and add meatballs.
Serve with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Lingonberry jam