>>>> Meatballs in a Gjetost Sauce



For the Meatballs

2 Lbs of Ground Beef
1 Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Pepper
2 Eggs – lightly mixed
1 Cup Milk or 1 Cup Beef Broth
½ Cup Flour or ½ Cup Fine Dry Breadcrumbs

For the Sauce

2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
¾ Cup Light Cream
½ Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Shredded Gjetost Cheese
¾ Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp Chopped Parsley or 2 Tbsp Fresh Dill

Making the Meatballs

Step 1

In a large bowl combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, eggs, milk or broth, flour or breadcrumbs using your hands or an electric mixer.

Step 2

Moisten your hands and shape the mixture into 3/4 inch meatballs.

Step 3

In a large frying pan at medium heat add 2 tbsp of oil.

Step 4

Add meatballs to the pan and shake the pan gently to turn the meatballs. Cook the meatballs for about 10 minutes and then remove as they start to brown.

Step 5

Set the meatballs on a plate lined with papertowels to drain prior to serving.

Save the pan and the cooked-on bits to make the sauce.

Making the Sauce

Step 1

Remove as much of the oil from the pan as possible.

Step 2

Blend the butter and flour in the pan and remove from the heat.

Step 3

Evenly stir in the light cream.

Step 4

Add the chicken broth, return the pan to the burner at medium heat and bring to a boil. Make sure to stir evenly until thickened.

Step 5

Reduce the heat to low and stir in the gjetost.

Step 6

Mix a small amount of the sauce into the sour cream, return the sour cream to the pan of sauce.

Step 7

Now add the chopped parsley or dill.

Step 8

Return the meatballs to the pan and simmer until heated through.

Serve with cooked rice, potatoes or egg noodles.