With this easy recipe for Dutch meatballs you get juicy, flavorful beef meatballs which are a great accompaniment to almost every dish. Made in the same way my grandma used to braise them. The meatballs are a bit crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Serve them with a mash or baked potatoes and some veggies.
1. Minced meat - Knead the meat gently and not too long (just until everything is mixed), otherwise, your meat will become solid2. Alternatives
Breadcrumbs can be substituted with crumbled biscuits or slices of bread (without the crust)
Minced beef: Minced beef got a delicious flavor. But you can substitute half of the meat with minced pork. That's a bit fatter and makes the Dutch meatballs juicier. If you want to prepare a budget-friendly meatball, substitute ⅓ of the meat with oatmeal. You almost can't taste the difference.
Herbs: If you want to vary this basic recipe you can do it by adding some fresh herbs and spices and create your own family recipe. Try chives, rosemary, or thyme to get a different flavor.
3. In the oven - Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Cover your baking plate with aluminum foil and brush that with some oil. Prepare the meatballs (about 1 ½ inch (4 cm) diameter and put them on the baking plate. Bake for 30 minutes in the oven. Turn halfway so they bake more evenly.4. Delicious served with -
Meatballs are great as an appetizer at a buffet or party, you can, in that case, make small meatballs and add chopped onion and some soy sauce to make it even more special.