Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita) Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita)

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  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. 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. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2010

Dont you hate it when people rate a recipe with a low rating and they obviously didnt make the dish? If you think 1 cup of whipping cream is too much that is fine you dont have to make the dish. BUT That is not a reason to give it a low rating. I found this dish to be just about perfect. The seasoning was great and the taste was delicious! Thank you for much! I will make this again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2012

The meatballs taste unique but the milk gravy was kind of bland - not worth the fat...

 
May 12, 2010

My family like my leaner version of this. I used ground turkey and used evaporated milk where the recipe called for whipping cream. Also, added a little bit of canola oi/butter to wet my flour after I browned the meatballs(not as much fat in turkey as in beef).Good recipe!

 
Jun 01, 2010

Wonderful exactly as written. I was a little worried about the lack of seasoning in the sauce, but the drippings from the meatballs flavor it perfectly. I served over egg noodles.

 
Mar 12, 2010

HYVAA, just like when I was growing up. Very good recipe. Nothing needs to be added or changed

 
Mar 29, 2010

A delicious comfort food. Reminds me of Swedish meatballs, which I adore. As the previous reviewer said, this recipe tastes great exactly as written. Will make it again....and again...and again!

 
May 12, 2010

Very good as is I would not change a thing! The meatballs came out tender and moist with lots of flavor!

 
May 12, 2010

As written, an instant family favorite--I second the other review that says nothing needs to be changed. The whole family (husband, children 3 and 1, and myself) wanted seconds. Tasty, economical comfort food. Can't wait to make it again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 747 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 249 mg
  • 83%
  • Fat
  • 52.6 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 33.2 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1603 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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