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Königsberger Klopse

A German style meatball in a white caper sauce. One of my absolute favorite comfort foods.
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CourseMain Course
Servings6 servings of 7 pc each



  • 600 gr Ground Pork
  • 400 gr Ground Beef lean
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Shallot chopped
  • 1 bunch Parsley chopped
  • 5 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Chili Powder to taste
  • 1.5 ltr Vegetable Stock or any stock; instant is okay

Caper Sauce

  • 125 gr Butter
  • 125 gr Flour
  • 200 ml Cream can substitute milk if desired
  • 800 ml Stock from simmering the meatballs
  • 100 ml Capers (+ brine)
  • Salt, Pepper, pinch of Nutmeg



  • Bring the stock to a steady boil
  • In the meantime, thoroughly mix ground meat with all the remaining ingredients
  • Form balls approximately 3-4 cm in diameter
  • Place the balls into the stock and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Make two batches with the same stock if needed

Caper Sauce

  • Make a very light roux with the butter and flour
  • Quickly whisk in the cold cream (or milk if you are using milk)
  • Before it gets too thick add in a few ladles of the "Klopse" (meatballs) stock
  • Let it thicken and then add the remaining stock to the level of consistency you like
  • Add in the Capers and Caper Brine
  • Taste with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg
  • Add the cooked Klopse to the sauce and bring to a final boil before serving


Don't waste the remaining stock! You can keep in in the fridge or freezer for your next dish or sauce. 
This is served classically with salt-boiled potatoes or rice. I like it just the same with Spaetzle, noodles, mashed potatoes, or any starch you like. 
Nutrition Facts
Königsberger Klopse
Amount Per Serving (7 Klopse)
Calories 888 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 292mg97%
Sodium 930mg40%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1953IU39%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.