Danish Style Meatballs Recipe

Danish-Style Meatballs Recipe

These delicious meatballs are my take on Frikadeller — a traditional Danish meal. They are traditionally served with gravy and mash, though I love them with a leafy green salad on the side.

Serves: 4


Danish-Style Meatballs Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

These delicious meatballs offer a delicious rendition of Frikadeller, a traditional Danish meal best served with gravy and mash — or a leafy green salad!


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  • 300g beef mince
  • 300g pork mince
  • 1 onion, grated or minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 25g fresh breadcrumbs of choice
  • 60g flour of choice
  • 2 free-range or organic eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 60mL milk of choice
  • Butter or olive oil, to cook
  • Gravy
  • 2 tbsp fat (from meatballs)
  • 30g butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 250mL chicken or beef bone broth or stock
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste


  • Combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a large mixing bowl. Using clean hands, squeeze the mixture together until it is well combined. Form meatballs, approx. golf ball size.
  • Heat a large fry pan over a moderate heat. Add enough butter or oil to cover the base. Cook the meatballs in batches until they are dark brown on the outside and firm to touch. Once they are all cooked, make your gravy.
  • Add the fat and butter to the pan to melt, add the flour and mix to form a paste. Over a moderate heat gradually add the broth or stock, stirring constantly until it thickens (approx. 3-4 mins). Season generously to taste.
  • Serve the meatballs with the gravy and a side salad.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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