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How to Make Homemade Meatballs in White Sauce (Ćufte u Bijelom Sosu)

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course


  • Meatballs:
  • 11 ounces ground beef
  • 1 slice of old bread (soaked)
  • 1 egg
  • 23 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Coating:
  • 45 tablespoons white flour
  • 3.55 ounces oil
  • Topping:
  • 9 ounces heavy cream
  • 12 garlic cloves (minced)
  • (Optional) Parmesan and parsley (garnish)
  • (Optional) Pasta or rice


  1. Combine ground beef with a slice of soaked (squeezed) bread. Add egg, minced garlic, mustard, and seasonings. Mix really well with your hands. Make small balls out of the mixture, each the size of a table tennis ball (you should end up with about 15 or so balls).
  2. (If you’re making pasta or rice as a side, start cooking it now.)
  3. Prep a plate with flour on the side, and heat up oil in a deep skillet on high. When the oil is really hot, dip each meatball in flour, and transfer to skillet.
  4. Lower to medium and fry balls for about 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip to the other. After another 5-6 minutes, add heavy cream and lower the heat to medium low. Bring everything to boil, wait another 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  5. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.


Serve about 3 per person. Make pasta, rice or mashed potatoes on the side.

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