My Favorite Danish Meat Balls

After posting my Danish Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad the other day, I immediately knew the next recipe I wanted to share with you!

One of my family’s favorite dishes to pair with potatoes has to be Danish Meat Balls!


Growing up, these meat balls were different than others — so extremely moist, tender and flavorful! When I was old enough to cook, this is one of the first dinner recipes I wanted to learn! They are one of my very favorites, and to my delight, my husband and daughters love them as well!

When I make them, my kitchen immediately smells like my grandparent’s or parent’s kitchen, and this makes me smile!

My Favorite Danish Meat Balls

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

l pound ground beef

1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

2 eggs

1 cup milk

2 pieces of dry bread, processed into fine crumbs

salt and pepper to taste


extra-virgin olive oil


-In a large bowl, combine all ingredients by hand or large spoon until well incorporated. I like to use a food processor to finely chop the onion and turn the bread into fine crumbs.

-In a small bowl, add approximately 2/3-3/4 cup flour to dip the meat balls.

-In a large pan or on a griddle, coat with olive oil and heat to medium-high.


-Form into round meat balls or flat patties (about the size of a golf ball or slightly larger), and roll into the flour. The meat mixture will be extremely moist, so the flour is a tip from my Great-Uncle Rudger to help hold everything together! 😉

-Cook meat balls completely through until there is no pink left in the middle. I usually check one or two before I put all of them onto a plate. As you continue cooking, add more olive oil as needed to prevent sticking.

I highly recommend trying this wonderful dish with the potato salad recipe — they pair extremely well together and for me, always taste like “home sweet home”!

I hope you will enjoy!


38 thoughts on “My Favorite Danish Meat Balls

    1. Oh yes, I remember my Grandma always telling me that they used ground pork for the Frikadeller! Brings back such memories! 🙂 She started using ground beef when she was newly married. I love Danish food! 😉

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  1. these looked so good. It is 4 a.m. but wish i could grab one of those special meatballs! I love authentic food and the salad paired with these meatballs would be so yummy! I love it when foods remind us and smell like grama and grampas house!

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    1. Oh, I wish I could make you some, Lynn! I love authentic food so much as well, and yes, it’s wonderful when food reminds us of our loved ones!! 🙂 Makes dinnertime even happier! xoxo

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  2. They look great, I always think these are a great fun to cook. Ironically I made some for my daughter and I before she went back to University on Saturday. I added some spinach into the mix, as an extra source of iron to keep her going for a little longer. 😉

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