With this easy recipe for Dutch meatballs you get juicy, flavorful beef meatballs which are a great accompany to almost every dish. Made in the same way my grandma use to bake them.
Meatballs can accompany almost every meal: Hotchpot, stew, potatoes, veggies and meat dish (really Dutch), but it will combine easily with an Italian meal if you make the meatballs in a tomato sauce or if you add some spices it becomes delicious with rice.
A homemade meatball is juicy, with lots of flavor, you can use a good quality meat and contains a really nice gravy. It’s easy to make and you don’t need a lot of special ingredients. You’ve probably got them in your own cabinets. And to be honest: when you have eaten homemade meatballs you won’t want any others! This recipe was also used by my granny. I remember when eating them, it was one of my favorite meals. She made them the same way I do right now and I love to share this recipe with you.
We combined this meatballs with a great carrot potato stew.
- you add egg and bread crumbs the meatballs will stick better and become juicy.
- make sure you bake the meatballs brown before adding the water for more flavor.
- knead the meat, but not to long (just until everything is mixed), otherwise your meat will becomes solid
- if you want to vary this basis recipe you can do by adding some fresh herbs and spices and create your own family recipe. Try chives, rosemary or thyme to get a different flavor
- if you want a more creamy meatball use half beef – half pork minced meat.
- want to make a budget meatball (or want to use less meat). Substitute 1/3 meat with oatmeal. The flavor stays the same
- meatballs are great as a appetizer at a buffet or party, you can, in that case, make small meatballs and add a chopped onion and some soy sauce to make it even more special.
- a great stew like this creamy endive hotchpot or Brussels sprouts mash
- Let the meatballs cool quickly and store them in an airtight container up to 2 days in the refrigerator. It’s a great snack with a sandwich.
- Put the baked meatballs in an airtight container and store them 2 to 3 months. You can also freeze the meatballs after rolling (but not yet baked). They’ll stay good for 3 months in the freezer.
- Teriyaki meatballs
- Meatballs with bacon and thyme
- Meatballs with sage and Parmesan
- Zucchini meatballs in tomato sauce (vegetarian)
It’s a good taste!
Recipe Dutch meatballs Grannies
Dutch meatballs Grannies recipe
- 500 grams minced beef
- 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 egg size M
- salt and pepper nutmeg (at taste)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Put the minced meat in a large bowl.
- Break the egg above the meat.
- Add the bread crumbs and spices at taste.
- Knead the minced meat thoroughly and make 5 balls.
- Make sure the balls are compact and haven't got cracks. That way they don't fall apart while baking.
- Put the butter and oil in a frying pan and put it above medium heat.
- When the butter is melted add the balls and and lay them in the pan.
- Bake on all sides until they are brown and lower the heat.
- Add one glass hot water to the pan, so you also get a great gravy.
- Put a lid (or aluminium foil) on the pan and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
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