How To Make Meatballs
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.
* 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 donÂ´t have bread crumbs you can use oat flakes
Really Spicy Meatballs recipe
Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 lb minced meat
1 teaspoon dried or 10 teaspoons freshly cut thyme
1 teaspoon salt
Â½ 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)
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
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
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.
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)
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
Â½ cup ricotta, (Italian fresh cheese)
Â½ 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
Â½ 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.
ITALIAN MEAT BALLS
2 lbs ground chuck
1 to 1/1/2 cups Progresso Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Romano cheese
salt and pepper
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)
- Â½ cup milk
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- parsley (optional)
- breadcrumbs for coating
- milk for cooking
- oil for frying
- 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 Â½ hour. Coat with breadcrums and fry lightly in a little oil, the meatballs don't have to be well-fried.
- 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!
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
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 recipegoldmine.com 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
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
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
Meatballs spiced Oriental recipe
The start is the same but then......
Ingredients for 4 portions
1 lb mince meat from cow
1-2 tsk salt
1 tsk cumin
Â½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 msk olive oil
1Â½ cup strained tomatoes
Â½ 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
Video how to make Italian Meat balls
- To make Italian Meat balls
Step by step to make good 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.
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!!!
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.
* 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)
* GÃ¢teau St. HonorÃ© 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
Along with his inspiring story, John LaFemina also shares 100 mouthwatering recipes, including:
Lasagna with Braised Wild Boar
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.
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!
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.
Mince Favourites: Hamburgers, Chilli, Bolognese, Meatballs
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"... 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. ..."
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"... 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!
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