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Meat Balls

  • 14/04/2005
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 50 min

Meat balls are much celebrated in Nordic countries, however they do differ between regions. In Finland, where the following recipe originated, meat balls are called “Lihapullat”.

Ingredients

  • 500 g minced meat
  • 40 g bread crumbs
  • 100 ml cream
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • pinch of white pepper
  • oil (for frying)

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Mix breadcrumbs, water and cream and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    In oil cook the onion then allow to cool.
  3. 3.
    Combine allspice, white pepper, Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder, egg, bread crumbs, meat and mix well.
  4. 4.
    Form meat balls and then cook in heated oil for about 5 minutes each side.

Serving

You can serve meat balls with mashed potato and grated carrot salad.

Tip

When forming meat balls, wetting your hands with water will stop the meat sticking to your hands.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 789 / 3.298 - -
Fat g 17,77 - -
Carbohydrates g 2,70 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,19 - -
Protein g 6,63 - -
Sodium g 1,20 0 0
Vitamin A μg 79,70 2 2
Vitamin D μg 7,94 4 4
Vitamin E mg 0,87 4 4
Niacin mg 2,42 17 12
Potassium mg 119,93 3 3
Calcium mg 17,12 2 2
Phosphorous mg 69,89 9 9

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)