Spiced meatballs with LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beetroots

Spiced meatballs with LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beetroots

4 servings


2 h 0 min

Let's make spiced meatballs with LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beets — a dish that tastes like home and coziness. The juicy meatballs are well-seasoned and provide a delightful contrast to the homemade pickled cucumbers and beets. The pickling with LINIE adds depth that really brings out all the flavors. It's a dish that will evoke memories of family dinners and cozy moments in the kitchen. Enjoy these spiced meatballs as part of a good lunch or as a main course for either Christmas or Easter, of course with a glass of LINIE to enhance the flavors even more.

Fun fact Did you know that LINIE Aquavit is crafted using a secret blend of botanicals, including caraway and star anise, resulting in a unique and aromatic flavor profile?



  • 300 g minced veal/pork

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1 onion — finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic — finely grated

  • 50 g bacon — diced

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tbsp wheat flour

  • 100 ml whole milk 

  • 1 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

  • ½ tsp ground cloves

  • ¼ tsp cardamom

  • 4 tbsp LINIE Aquavit Original

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • Salt and pepper

  • Butter or oil — for frying


Preparation steps


    1. Mix the meat thoroughly with the salt until it forms a cohesive mixture.

    2. Sauté the onions, garlic, and bacon bits in butter, and let it cool.

    3. Stir the eggs into the meat mixture, then add the rest of the ingredients.

    4. Let the mixture rest for 1 hour.

    5. Make a test meatball to adjust the flavor if necessary.

    6. Shape the meatballs and fry until they are golden brown in plenty of butter.


    1. Serve the spiced meatballs with LINIE-pickled cucumbers and beets.

Serve with a glass of LINIE In addition to being a classic, high-quality aquavit, LINIE is also great for food pairing. What sets LINIE apart is its distinctive aging process. During maturation, it develops a natural sweetness and spiciness that makes it perfect for accompanying a variety of dishes. LINIE acts as a flavor enhancer, creating a harmonious balance between both food and aquavit.

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