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How To Make Meatballs

Updated on August 15, 2014

May I proudly present the Swedish Meatball!

In Sweden köttbullar (meatballs) are made with ground beef or a mix of ground beef and pork, mixed with breadcrumbs soaked in milk and finely chopped onions. They are seasoned with white pepper or allspice and salt. Some put a spoonfull of sugar in to get that typical "Swedish" twist to them.

Swedish meatballs are traditionally served with gravy, boiled potatoes, lingonberry jam, and sometimes fresh pickled cucumber. In Sweden we never boil them in the sauce. We have the gravy on the side.

Meatballs can be made of beef, horse, pork, lamb or moose.

Traditional Swedish meatballs recipe.

Almost every house wife has her own secret recipe. This is a traditional Swedish recipe.

(Serves 4)

* 1/2 cup bread crumbs

* 1/2 cup milk

* 1 small onion

* 1 lb ground meat (mixture of beef and pork)

* 1 egg

* salt and pepper


1. Mix bread crumbs and milk. Let it swell for about 10 minutes.

2. Mince the onion and fry it until soft.

3. Mix all the ingredients.

4. Form into small balls with your hands. This is easier to do with wet hands. The size of the balls can vary a little, but a cherry is too small and a ping-pong ball is too big.

5. Fry the balls in butter in a frying pan (medium hot) for about 5 minutes. Turn them around to get them fried on all sides. The balls get dark brown.


It's a little bit tricky to get the balls round. Don't put all the meatballs in the frying pan at once. Sometimes it is better to fry them in the owen on a large plate, shaking now and then to get the round shape.

If you don´t have bread crumbs you can use oat flakes

Meatball Baker

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Really Spicy Meatballs recipe

Ingredients for 4 servings:

1 lb minced meat

1 teaspoon dried or 10 teaspoons freshly cut thyme

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

0,25 lb feta cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

One can with crushed tomatoes and chilli (almost 1 lb)

1 tablespoon honey

Mix the mince meat with the salt, pepper and thyme. Form about 16 large meatballs. Use wet hands to make it easier.

Cut the feta cheese into cubes and push them into the meatballs

Fry the meatballs all around in oil in a not too hot pan (5 minutes)

Tomato sauce:

Heat up the crushed tomatoes in a kettle and add the honey.

Put all the meatballs into the sauce.

Serve with potato or bread and mixed salad! Mmmmm

A spicy meata ball - from MASK

Meat balls with tomato sauce

Ground Beef: 1 lb

Egg: 1

Onion: 1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic: 1 clove, crushed or finely chopped

Parmesan Cheese: 1 tbsp, grated

Fresh Parsley: 1 tbsp, chopped

Bread Crumbs: 2 tbsp (optional)

Olive Oil: 4-5 tbsp

Ground Cinnamon: a pinch



Sauce Ingredients:

Tomatoes: 1 lb

Garlic: 2 cloves

Basil: 1 tbsp, chopped

Tomato Paste: 1 tbsp (optional)

Olive Oil: 1 tbsp




1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and saute onion and garlic until just soft. Remove from the heat and cool.

2. Combine them with ground beef, egg, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and fresh parsley and mix well. Season with cinnamon, salt and pepper.

3. Divide and shape the mix into 12 small balls. Leave in the fridge for 30 min.

4. Meanwhile to make the sauce, boil the tomatoes in water for 3 min. Let them cool.

5. Remove the tomatoes skin and chop them into small pieces.

6. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. Saute garlics and basil for 2 min.

7. Add chopped tomatoes and their juice to the pan. Blend in the tomato paste and season with salt and pepper. Cook the sauce for 15 min on medium heat until tomatoes are soft.

8. In a separate pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Fry meatballs for 5 min or until brown on all sides.

9. Add tomato sauce to the meatballs pan and continue cooking for 10-15 min.

10. Serve them with some pasta or rice on side.

Moose meat meatballs recipe

or row dear and elk

When you cook with wild meat, remember it is kind of dry. As I like it, there is always a plus to add cream into the minced meat.


1 lb of minced moose meat (or other wild meat)

3 egg yokes

1 cup cream

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon grated white pepper

A pinch of Cajun pepper

1-2 tablespoons of bread crumbs

Butter for the frying

1. Heat up the oven to 150 C. Mix the meat first with the yokes and then the cream. Spice it up with salt and the peppers. (Why not now fry a little bun to try the flavour.)

2. Form paddies or meatballs and turn them carefully in the bread crumbs. Use a frying pan that later can be put into the oven. Put the butter in the frying pan and heat it up until the butter turns brown. Fry them so they get a golden colour.

3. Put the frying pan in the oven and lett hem cook 5-7 minutes. When you push a stick into the ball or pad there should be a clear liquid coming out. Then they are done.

Serve with:

Mashed potatoes



And if you have - some tasty mushrooms fried in butter

Indian meatballs recipe in tomato sauce, fried or boiled


500 g mince meat

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 fresh chili, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3-4 cm of ginger, grated (you can also use dry ginger powder, about 3tsp)

1 egg

salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and start forming balls. Wet your hands with water, then the mixtrure does not stick on your hands. It is up to you if you want to do big or small ones. If you are going to fry them, it is better to make them small. But if you are just going to drop them down in the sauce and boil them, bigger are quicker! Put them cold to rest for about half an hour.

Meanwhile you start preparing the tomato sauce:

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

2 tins of crushed tomatoes

1 stock cube

1 bunch of cilantro, chop up the leaves

Sautee the onion in a pan until soft, add the garlic. After a minute or two, add the tomatoes and stock cube, let it all boil together for about five minutes.

If you want to boil the meatballs, add about half a cup of water and bring it all to the boil. Slide down the meatballs in the tomatosauce and let it boil until the meatballs are well done, 10-15 minutes (depends on the size). Add the cilantro.

For fried meatballs, heat a frying pan and fry the meatballs in a mixture of oil and butter. When almost ready, add the tomato sauce. Let it all come together, about five minutes, then add the cilantro.

Serve with basmati rice!

Lemon Meatballs recipe


1 lb minced meat

½ cup ricotta, (Italian fresh cheese)

½ cup chopped herbes (like parsley and basil)

The grated peels of one lemon

2 finely chopped garlic cloves

2 finely chopped small onions

1,5 tablespoon salt

½ tablespoon grated white pepper

1. Mix the ricotta cheese with the herbes; the lemon peels; garlic an onion: add salt and pepper:

2. Add the minced meat and stir until it is well mixed: make meatballs

3. Fry the balls little by little in a pan with butter: putt hem all back into the pan and lett hem cook a few minutes - not too warm.

Serve the lemon flavoured meatballs with mashed potatoes spiced with parmesan cheese! Yummi!

recipe from Sanna Friborg, LevaBo

Amazing Italian Meatballs with spaghetti

In Italy, meatballs are known as polpette and are generally eaten as a main course or in a soup. The main ingredients of an Italian meatball are: beef and or pork and sometimes turkey, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, romano cheese, eggs, bread crumbs and parsley, mixed and rolled by hand to a golf ball size.


2 lbs ground chuck

1 to 1/1/2 cups Progresso Italian bread crumbs

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup Romano cheese

salt and pepper

garlic powder

onion powder



Mix all ingredients together. The spices just add to taste.

Make into balls and place in cooking spaghetti sauce.


3 cans tomato paste

1 lg. can whole tomatoes

1/4 c. olive oil

3 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil (fresh leaves or dry)

1/4 sliced green pepper

1 c. fresh mushrooms

4 cloves diced garlic

1 fresh chopped green onion

Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. When adding paste, also add 3 cans water.

Ordinary meatballs with cheese in the middle

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 4


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs (or a slice of bread)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • minced
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley (optional)
  • breadcrumbs for coating
  • milk for cooking
  • oil for frying


  1. Let the bread-crumbs soak in a little milk about ten minutes in a bowl. Mix in beef, garlic, cheese, salt and pepper. If using parsley, add this too. Roll into balls, any size you like, it is easier if you keep your hands wet. Put on a tray and chill for about ½ hour. Coat with breadcrums and fry lightly in a little oil, the meatballs don't have to be well-fried.
  2. Pour milk so it covers the meatballs, add a pinch of salt, and boil on a low heat until milk is reduced to a sauce and the meat is well cooked. Serve with potatoes, mashed or oven-roasted are great!
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Chinese Meatballs recipe

made of different material

1 cup "lite" coconut milk

2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 pound lean ground pork or beef

1/2 cup chopped scallions

1/4 cup minced leek, white and pale green part only

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons seeded and minced fresh chile pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium head Boston or iceberg lettuce

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or Thai basil

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1. Combine coconut milk, soy sauce and curry powder in a large saucepan. Set aside.

2. Place pork (or beef), scallions, leek, cornstarch, flour, sesame oil, ginger, chile, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Knead by hand until thoroughly combined and the mixture becomes sticky. Divide into 10 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into

a ball.

3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, swirling to coat the sides. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. Bring the coconut-milk mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs; cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 8 minutes.

5. Line a serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Arrange the meatballs on top. Garnish with basil and lemon zest. Serve hot with the coconut-milk sauce drizzled over the top or on the side for dipping.

The Spanish Albondigas - Meatballs recipe

In Spain and Latin America, meatballs are called Albondigas.

Things You'll Need:

* Milk For Soaking The Bread

* 2 tbsp. canola oil

* 3/4 lb. ground beef

* 1 cup tomato puree

* 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper - plus more for seasoning the broth

* 2 tsp. salt - plus more for seasoning the broth

* 2 large eggs - beaten

* 2 large onions - peeled and minced

* 2 garlic cloves - peeled and minced

* 1 tsp. ground coriander

* 1/2 tsp. garlic powders

* 3/4 lb. ground porks

* 2 slices French bread - each 1/2 inch thick

* 2 qts. beef broth

Step by Step:


Soak the slices of bread in the milk. When the bread is soft, squeeze as much of the milk out of it as you can and then tear it into very small pieces.


Combine the bread, meat, half of the minced onion, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and coriander in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients together with your fingers until it is all thoroughly combined.


Using your hands, roll the meat into 24 balls of equal size. Heat the oil and the remaining onion in a large pot over medium heat.


Cook for 6 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes longer while stirring.


Add the tomato puree and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the broth to the pot and turn the heat to high.


When the mixture boils, add the meatballs and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until the meatballs are completely cooked.


Taste the broth for seasoning and add salt and pepper if preferred.

How to make Greek Meatballs - Loving couple - you will smile here

To the mucis of Zorba you can learn how to make Greek Meatballs step by step. And have an extra look in the end - they dont fry them the usual way.....

Faux-meatballs for my vegetarian guest

Swedish Faux Meatballs

Posted by Tiffany at 2/11/2002 6:51 pm

Makes 6 servings.

3 slices bread, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3/4 cup skim milk

2 (12 ounce) packages frozen burger-style crumbles

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup half-and-half cream

Heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large bowl combine bread crumbs, onion, pepper, nutmeg and milk. Stir in burger-style crumbles until well blended. Form into 1 1/2-inch balls.

Ready to be fried

Ready to be fried
Ready to be fried

Walnut Meatballs recipe

Great recipe to fool all your meat-eating friends and family.


2 eggs, beaten

3 egg whites, beaten

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 T. parsley

1 1/2 t. poultry seasoning

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 t. salt

1 1/4 c. finely crushed reduced sodium saltine crackers

3/4 c. ground walnuts

3/4 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

(I used Daiya mozzarella)

In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.

Add the crackers, walnuts, and cheese and mix well.

Coat hands with oil and shape mixture into 1 inch meatballs.

Fry in oil over medium heat until well browned,

turning "meatballs" frequently to prevent burning.

Then eat as is, or put in your favorite pasta sauce.

Turkey Meatballs recipe

by Sheila Lukins

Turkey Meatballs:

2 pounds ground turkey

1 onion, grated

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 egg, lightly beaten (optional)

2 tablespoons olive oil

About 3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce

8 French rolls (each about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide); or 3 Italian breads (about 15 inches long and 3 inches wide), sliced into 3 pieces each, with the insides pulled out

1. Prepare the meatballs: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Form into 24 meatballs, about 1 1D2 inches in diameter.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook the meatballs in batches, shaking the pan occasionally, for about 10 to 12 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Add more oil if necessary. Remove the meatballs to a paper towel to drain.

3. Warm the tomato sauce over medium heat in another skillet. Add the meatballs and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, spooning sauce over them.

4. To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of tomato sauce into each roll, coating well; spoon 3 meatballs into each bread. Wrap the sandwiches in foil for the road.

And here is the link to a video how to make Turkish meatballs

Oriental meatballs photo
Oriental meatballs photo

Meatballs spiced Oriental recipe

The start is the same but then......

Ingredients for 4 portions

1 lb mince meat from cow

2 eggs

1-2 tsk salt

1 tsk cumin

1tsk cinnamon

½ tsp cayenne pepper

1 msk olive oil

1½ cup strained tomatoes

½cup water

½ msk brown sugar

Now mix all these ingredients thoroughly and make 10-12 paddies. Fry them in butter in a not too hot pan. Decorate with fresh parsley. I suggest that you serve them with sallad and your favourtie base food like rice, cous cous or potatoes.

How to make Italian Meatballs

Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen - 5 *!

Luongo and Strausman, friends and restaurateurs in Manhattan, put a personal spin on the divide between cuisine from Italy and the American variety.

Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen
Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen

Each chapter opens with lengthy back-and-forths between the two over the merits of certain ingredients or cooking methods, and their disagreements over these specifics is as edifying as they are amusing to read; the recipes aren't all simple, but with Luongo and Strausman's vocal observations and tips close at hand, those familiar with Italian cooking techniques should have no trouble mastering them.


The famous Swedish Chef from the Muppet show

It took a long time before I realized he was supposed to be Swedish!

This is probably how the rest of the world hear Swedish language. But he is still just funny!

Ball maker in stainless steel - Just dip it in cold water and form the balls

Sometimes you need to keep your hands out of the water and food. So here is a very useful little tool to make round shaped meatballs - you can use it for icecream too.

I watched Rachel Ray on TV - she uses this one for small meatballs in pasta soup!!!

Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 56MM (4 Tablespoons)
Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 56MM (4 Tablespoons)

Ideal for ice cream, cookie dough, meatballs, or mashed potatoes


Balls!: Round the World Fare for All Occasions

Award-winning food writer Angela Murrills offers up recipes for all kinds of balls, from meatballs osso bucco to black bean balls with spicy sauce. Balls! does not limit its interpretation of the round and tasty to the meatball. There are chapters on fish balls, vegeta-balls, fancy balls, sweetie balls and, of course, ballistic cocktails. Along with recipes, there are little-known facts about all things round -- and anecdotes, too.

Balls!: Round the World Fare for All Occasions
Balls!: Round the World Fare for All Occasions

Recipes include:

* Pecan-crusted chicken balls with chutney dip

* Minty lamb meatballs with zippy dipping sauce

* Sushi style crab balls

* Black bean balls with spicy sauce

* Arancini (Sicilian rice balls)

* Melon ballet

* Keftedes (Greek meatballs)

* Gâteau St. Honoré de Balzac.


A man and his meatballs. With recipes

A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur

A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur
A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur

Along with his inspiring story, John LaFemina also shares 100 mouthwatering recipes, including:

Lasagna with Braised Wild Boar

Mushroom Risotto

Veal, Beef, and Pork Meatballs with Ricotta Filling

Open Ravioli with Roasted Butternut Squash

Creamsicle Panna Cotta

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding


Spaghetti and meatball cake - so fantastic

To end a perfect meal - make a spaghetti and meatball Cake. It looks so good and it is not hard to do. Just follow the recipe step my step.

Spaghetti and meatball cake recipe

All is desert - the spaghetti, the choclate meatball and the sauce.

More Cook books with meatballs

Sometimes you need another kind of dish - here are some.

The vegetarian Book Veganomicon has 170 5* customers!

Giovanna's Legacy: Gifts from her Italian Kitchen
Giovanna's Legacy: Gifts from her Italian Kitchen

This is the first in a series of cookbooks that will be published to honor my mother and extraordinary Italian cook, Giovanna Morelli Falbo. It contains my mother's favorite recipes, those she brought with her from her home in Italy, and that nourished our family and friends as we grew up in Abington Pennsylvania. The next edition, "Giovanna's Legacy: An Italian/American Kitchen," will feature recipes I've developed, using principles I learned from her through the years as we prepared meals together.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook


1. on Page 33:

"... We usually don't eat spaghetti, opting instead for more interestingly shaped pastas, but we absolutely have to have spaghetti with meatball-type comfort meals or the world just feels off kilter. ..."

2. on Page 34:

"... Pour about Y4 inch of olive oil into the pan, then add your meatballs (you might have to do this in two batches or two pans, if your pan isn't big enough). Cook for ..."


Every country make their own meatballs. All are good!

Dont forget to add to the Plexo link list - How to make meatballs on this lens - thank you.

Share your thoughts here - meatballs are really international

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Nice recipes. We'll be trying the turkey meatballs. We're replacing many meat products with turkey these days: hot dogs, bacon, meatloaf, meatballs etc. All part of a healthier lifestyle.

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      CookEasy1 4 years ago

      Just something about the Swedish Meatball. Doesn't taste the same anywhere else I've tried it!

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      We love meatballs in any form. One day Indian meatballs, another Italian meatballs....

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      This lens made me hungry. I would love to have some meatballs now.

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      knitstricken 5 years ago

      I'm having a ball reading your lenses! Especially this one! Hee hee! :o) But seriously, this is one meaty lens! Ooops! What I'm trying to say is that you've got great content here, and lots of it. You've done the Swedish Meatball and all of its cousins proud!

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I absolutely have to try these recipes on New Years. Thank you so very much for the wonderful blessing. Happy Holidays!

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      applejacking 5 years ago

      I want it spicy with extra fried onions and absolutely served in dining table to night.

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      Yum yum, love meatballs! Homemade are always the best too, served over pasta with tomato sauce and a green salad on the side.

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great recipes thank for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice lens.

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      HalloweenLady 5 years ago

      Looks great! As I married a vegatarian and eat vegie most of my days now I really enjoy the "simple meat styles".

      Thanks for the lens

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much for adding My Italian Grandmother's "Secret" Meatball Recipe to your plexo on this delicious lens! I'm honored to be among such great company. (love the puppy picture too!)

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      selah74 5 years ago

      I'll have to try some of these meatballs. I like the few i've had before. I don't think I realized how many countries have their own style, nor how many ways there are to eat them. I was pretty much limited to rolling them up and putting them on speghetti.

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Swedish meatballs sound yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      Now I know why my Swedish mama always made her meatloaf the way she did. :) There are so many good ideas here. I'll have to adapt most of them to my family's special needs - particularly for my gluten-intolerant daughter. But you've given me lots of "food" for thought! Tack så mycket! (That's practically my whole Swedish vocabulary!) :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Those recipes look delicious excellent lens

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      Now I'm craving meatballs!

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Delicious recipes! Great job! Squidlike

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yummy recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Mmmm, meatballs! Great recipes for meatballs.

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      I love meatballs! Will definitely try these recipes!

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      I love meatballs! These recipes look great and thanks for sharing!

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      seopintar 5 years ago

      Looks delicious. But let's me tell you if Indonesia is the "heaven" of meatball fans. You can find many kind of meatballs there. In my country it's known as Bakso and it's really tasty.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Returned with a fresh blessing and to feature on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012. Hugs

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I can't wait to try these - can smell and taste delicious meatballs as I read your recipes!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I will be using one of these recipes tonight... either the Italian one or something like it.... Making pasta and meatballs tonight ;) Thanks for all of the great meatball recipes!!


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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I'll be trying out some of these recipes. Will loves meatballs and if they have a bit of sugar in them he will be over the moon with joy. Thank you! Leaving an angel kiss on this lens.

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      Ilona E 5 years ago from Ohio

      no, no, not the leash! I love the Swedish meatballs the best! It is hard to find a good recipe that does them justice, so thank you for giving them, here.

      And It is not the angry puppy, but the magic word "IKEA" that had me comment on your great cooking lens :)

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      Nice lens ... I just featured it in my lens Great International Recipes and Misc Household Trivia

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      I love meatballs and used to buy a variety from the local supermarket which were made by Scan and claimed to be "traditional Swedish meatballs". I am unsure how authentic they were but they did taste nice. After a trip to Turkey I got hooked on Turkish meatballs and after buying many kilos of the Turkish meatball spice I ended up making my own meatballs.

      There are some great recipes here and I can't wait to try a few out. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      LouisaD 5 years ago

      I love meatballs with any sauce!

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Thank you for posting!

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      leeleon 6 years ago

      I like your recipes so much. i will try it in home.

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      leeleon 6 years ago

      I like your recipes so much. i will try it in home.

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      mumsgather 6 years ago

      Wonderful. You're making me hungry.... for meatballs!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      never seen so many different types of meatballs before! great costco of meatball land in my opinion!

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      TopToysForKids 6 years ago

      Awww, that is such a cute picture....awesome looking doggy. Anyway....I love meatballs. This is a great lens. :) Kudos to you.

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      TopToysForKids 6 years ago

      Awww, that is such a cute picture....awesome looking doggy. Anyway....I love meatballs. This is a great lens. :) Kudos to you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome!! I had no clue there was so much variety out there. I enjoyed reading your lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! Just too mouthwatering good! :)

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      Rob Hemphill 6 years ago from Ireland

      This is such a good lens. I love meatballs, so must try some of the more unusual recipes, thanks for sharing.

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      mrsjordanjr 6 years ago

      One of the best lenses out there! 5 stars!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Thank you, Pal! Not only do you make good lenses (like this one), you have been a great support to me. thank you for teaching me all you know about Squidoo!

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      spiritartist 6 years ago

      I just made your Italian Meatballs and sauce recipe last night and it was delicious! Never cooked the meatballs in the sauce before. I was short on time, so I made them smaller and they were done in an hour. Thanks for all the great recipes! I will be back for more soon. :-D

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      ananimoss2 6 years ago

      Great lens. I love meatballs. I will have to try some recipes. thanks.

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      Barbara Isbill 6 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      A Great recipe lens. I love meatballs.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Wow - wonderful lens - so many different varieties! Blessed by a SquidAngel (who is now quite hungry!)

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Because I am afraid of the scary looking dog, I am leaving a comment. This is a great lens that I, like many, will bookmark. We love Swedish meatballs and since IKEA is 60 miles away, plan our meals around the infrequent trips. Now I can make them at home.

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      WaynesWorld LM 6 years ago

      Definitely bookmarking this site, my grandmother would always make her "Porcupine Meatballs" and you had me from the Allspice mention above. I use Allspice in my version of fried rice, yum, yum.

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I am so hungry now that I've gone through this lens. Wish I had some swedish meatballs now! ha

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, you got a ton of meat ball recipes here. I think I would really like the spicy ones...blessings! :)

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      Frankie Kangas 6 years ago from California

      Wonderful lens. I've never seen so many meatball recipes. I will be trying several of them. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and bear hugs, Frankster

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      ikoniatis 6 years ago

      Delicious lens! I am Greek and I loved every bit(e) of it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi Irene! I'm getting hungry from reading your post. Thanks for sharing these! I'm going to be buying the ingredients tomorrow (Sunday) to cook a special meal for my husband. He loves it when I cook foods that he has not tried before or those that he loves to eat from restaurants which I can only do with the help of Anyway, I know he'll love the Indian meatballs.

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      one of my kid's favorite

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love Swedish Meatballs.

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      bestgiftz 6 years ago

      I LOVE the meatballs at Ikea!

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      jessicahoward 6 years ago delicious!.....Thank you for sharning

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      jessicahoward 6 years ago

      meatballs are so delicious.................. make me hungry...

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      GastroStu 6 years ago

      WOW that's a lot of meatball recipes, don't know which one to start with. Great lens :)

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      digitaltree 6 years ago

      great lens, make me hungry. the recipes are varied and would like to make some of this recipes into one dish, i;m into combining recipes to see what new flavor will come out.

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      s1fizik 6 years ago

      Like Pavlov's dog. Instantaneous salvatory response. I just love meatballs, especially swedish meatballs. I dont care if the ones from IKEA arent the real thing they're close enough...!

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      whirlwind 6 years ago

      Swedish meatballs are so delicious! You really give some great ideas on this lens, and I will try some of them. Thank you for sharing!

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      Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

      Awesome; looks delicious! My grandma hosted a Swedish exchange student once and learned how to make Swedish meatballs from her. Maybe I'll show her this Lens next time I see her.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Delicious! My Norwegian grandmother made the best Swedish meatballs. I really look forward to trying out these recipes. My stomach just started growling the minute I arrived here at your lens. :-) Thank you!

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      Smitty 6 years ago from Arizona

      I didn't know about wonderful Swdish food untill a visited an IKEA store in Los Angeles. Now I have the opportunity to try your Swedish Meatballs! What a great lens.

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I haven't been to Sweden yet but I've eaten them at IKEA stores in Paris, London and Hong Kong.

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      I love Swedish meatballs ALOT! And wow, there are so many great ideas on this lens, I will definitely try some of them, favoriting it so I can get back to it! Thank you!

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      YUUUUMMY! I should try this some time :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a delicious lens! You have so many great meatball recipes here, I will be back often. :))

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      @spiritartist: No they dont. I have heard it though.

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      spiritartist 6 years ago

      Neat Lens! My favorite song as a kid was "On Top Of Spaghetti". Do kids in Sweden sign it too?

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      archangelptx 6 years ago

      Too delicious... I can't wait to dig into some of your classic swedish meatballs when I get home tonight to cook with my girlfriend. Thank you for sharing--I'll be sure to come back and try more recipes!

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      I am certainly going to try the new recipe, sounds delicious

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      We actually had leftover cranberry meatballs tonight -- our favorite way to have them: can of jellied cranberry, 1 cup of chili sauce, 1/3 cup ketchup, 2 tbsp brown sugar. Mix and pour over meatballs and bake for about an hour. Serve over rice.

      Your lens is yummy. ;)

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i love meatballs with some thick savory tomato sauce! yummy!

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      As a single guy, I am always on the lookout for nice recipes and thank you for sharing

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      My word! What a fabulous collection of recipes! Lensrolled to my ground beef recipe lens.

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      Amelia7410 6 years ago

      WOW. Love this.. :) I never realised that many food in many different countries have similar versions. Like Dumplings (A lens I wrote) have so many too.. too bad I can't get Moose meat.. I like that recepi. THanks for sharing.

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      mivvy 6 years ago

      What recipe does IKEA use?

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      This is such a great lens on variations of meat ball recipes that it is now *-*blessed*-* and featured on Holiday Cooking.

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      sabinamiller 6 years ago

      Wow! delicious meatballs recipes.. Thanks for share...

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      Rheyannaa 6 years ago

      Meatballs are one of my favs!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Stopping back in today with a [Recipes] Angel Blessing that is SWAH :)

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Oh wow, these all look awesome! Thanks for the meatball recipes!

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      Sydneyaus 6 years ago

      Yum Swedish Meatballs.

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      MatCauthon 6 years ago

      Yummy. Tuna balls are great too...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I always wonder how "köttbullar" was made! Thanks for the meatballs recipes and they all look so Yummy! P.s Funny thing before I visited your site, I wasn't hungry, but now I am am!

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      Nice! I love meatballs! Thanks for this page.

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      antoivo lm 6 years ago

      I love this page, the first time i had Swedish Meatballs in Ikea in Ireland and i loved them, now thanks to you i can try make my own which i`m sure will be alot more taster thanks for this fantastic lens.

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      You got my mouth watering with all these recipes Irene. The Italian and Indian ones seem good gonna try them

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      Irene, you have some meatball recipes that I am definitely going to try. I make my Swedish meatballs like you do, so it is good to know that I am using an authentic Swedish recipe, but some of your other meatball recipes really sound good too. Thank you so much for sharing these!

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      HeatherTodd1 7 years ago

      Nice lens ..Thanks for sharing ,It is an awesome read

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      Delia 7 years ago

      Oh yes take his leash off and I'll take him home*!* Nicely done lens and great recipes.

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      surfer1969 lm 7 years ago

      Have never tasted moose before,but I've have bison,and rattlesnake meat before.The bison was really good? grill that and friend brought me the rattlesnake steak home.I think the rattlesnake tasted something like chicken kinda like the frog legs I ate before.

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      Salvatore LM 7 years ago

      Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... I really want to eat these Swedish meatballs!!! Lovely lens indeed!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      All of these look and sound really good. I make meatballs all the time, but I could use a new variation like one of these. I'm lensrolling this to my crockpot meatballs lens.

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      dogodor 7 years ago

      Level 63! Wow you are my hero. I just started and you do so much well. Lenses and meatballs. :)