5 Lbs ground meat ( beef, veal, pork; ground three times)
2 Medium onions, finely ground (save juice)
½ Tsp nutmeg
½ Tsp allspice
1 Tbsp salt
½ Tsp pepper
2 Eggs, beaten
½ Cup half & half
½ Cup cracker meal or matzo meal
4-5 Beef bouillon cubes or 4-5 tsp. instant beef bouillon
2 Tsp Kitchen Bouquet Flour

Eric Peterson, Amherst, Wisconsin, “helps Mom mix and shape hundreds of tiny meatballs in early December. We freeze them to serve on Christmas Eve. They are tasty as an appetizer as well as a main dish with carrots, mashed potatoes, and lefse.”


Heat over to 350 degrees. Combine all meatball ingredients, knead by hand 5 minutes or more to blend spices into meat. Lightly grease or coat shallow baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Form small round meat balls; dipping hands into cold water to shape smooth. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Place meatballs in large kettle; add bouillon cubes, meat drippings from baking pan and water to cover. Stir in Kitchen Bouquet. heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Remove meatballs. Thicken gravy with flour to desired consistency.

The Global Gourmet, by Concordia Language Villages, may be purchased by writing to:

Concordia Language Village
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562