Recipes for minced meat balls in 6 different ways. Taste them all!

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Try our luxurious meatball recipes 6 different ways!

We have a traditional version with tomato sauce, popular from Sweden, but also an exotic one with red curry.

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Swedish meatballs

Almost everyone knows this culinary sensation thanks to Ikea. And honestly. Who wouldn’t love them! Try our recipe from a famous Swedish chef, which is absolutely fantastic!


  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 50 ml of cooking cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of concentrated beef broth
  • 0.5 yellow onion
  • 25 g of butter plus more
  • 500 g of minced meat
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1.5 teaspoons of salt

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1.5 teaspoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 25 g of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of cranberry jam


  1. Mix the breadcrumbs, cream, stock and egg and let rest for about 5 minutes.
  2. Saute the onion in the butter until soft, then mix it with the breadcrumbs and cream mixture.
  3. Salt, pepper and add the minced meat and work everything lightly with your hands or a fork.
  4. Take a small piece of the mixture and fry to test the flavors.
  5. When you are satisfied with the taste, roll the rest of the mixture into small balls (about one tablespoon of mixture per ball).
  6. Make sure your hands are wet in water so that the ground doesn’t stick to your hands.
  7. Fry the meatballs until golden and set them aside when they are ready.
  8. Mix the cream and cornstarch and pour the mixture together with the broth and soy sauce into the pan where you fried the meatballs.
  9. Place in the pan and let it cook for a few minutes.
  10. Season with salt, pepper and jam for a little sweetness.
  11. Place the meatballs back in the sauce and serve with mashed potatoes and cranberry jam, or garnish with chopped parsley.
Meatballs served on mashed potatoes with cranberry jam and fresh parsley, all on a plate with a fork next to it

Do you love pasta and are you interested in recipes for sauces with minced meat ? They have a universal use and you can easily add them to other attachments as well. Do you prefer pork or beef? Get inspired in our next article.

Meatballs with orzo in roasted pepper sauce

There are so many hidden layers of flavor in this dish! Delicate meatballs made of ground beef and ricotta combined with a rich sauce of eggplant and roasted peppers together with orzo create a completely luxurious delicacy that you can also prepare in one pan.


  • 200 g of orzo pasta
  • 150 g of grated mozzarella
  • 1 eggplant, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tin (400g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small jar (280 g) roasted peppers, drained
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 250 ml of chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon each: smoked paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried basil, chili flakes
  • salt + black pepper to taste
  • fresh thyme, for sprinkling
  • olive oil

For the meatballs:

  • 500 g of ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 spoons of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon each: smoked paprika, dried oregano, cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped or grated


  1. Add crushed tomatoes, broth, roasted peppers and tomato puree to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs and milk in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut the eggplant, shallot and mince the garlic.
  6. Add the beef, eggs, garlic, ricotta, spices, salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs and milk mixture.
  7. Mix using your hands until everything is combined.
  8. Form the mixture into balls.
  9. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  10. Brown the meatballs on all sides, remove from the pan.
  11. Add the shallot and garlic to the same pan, sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  12. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and then the eggplant cubes.
  13. Cook for 5 minutes and add the orzo.
  14. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  15. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, pepper and spices.
  16. Bring to the boil, cover and cook over a very low heat for 8 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  17. Stir from time to time with a wooden spoon.
  18. Add a little water if needed.
  19. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C.
  20. Add the meatballs to the sauce, cook for 5 minutes or until the orzo is al dente.
  21. Sprinkle with mozzarella and fresh thyme.
  22. Place in the oven and bake until the mozzarella is melted and golden, about 10 minutes.
  23. Serve!
Ground beef and ricotta balls with a rich eggplant and roasted pepper sauce and orzo served in a pan.

Baked beef balls with parmesan

Some of the best meatballs you’ll ever try! We guarantee that. They are tender and absolutely delicious, yet incredibly easy to prepare.


  • 500 g of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200º Celsius.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, cheese, ketchup, salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Add the ground beef and mix gently until everything is combined.
  5. Do not overwork the mixture.
  6. Form 2.5 cm balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the balls are browned and cooked through.
  8. Enjoy your meal!
Baked beef balls with Parmesan cheese on a baking sheet.

Meatballs with tomato sauce

Minced meatballs combined with a great tomato sauce are a popular dish that is great as a simple lunch or dinner. Serve with rice.


  • 500 g of minced meat
  • 2 onions
  • pepper
  • salt
  • marjoram
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tomato puree
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 balls of allspice
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • flour


  1. Put the minced meat in a bowl, season with salt, marjoram and pepper and add finely chopped onion and egg.
  2. Form small balls from the mixture and coat them in semi-coarse flour.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and place the meatballs on it, and fry them vigorously on all sides.
  4. Remove the meatballs and put the chopped onion in the pastry and fry it.
  5. Add tomato puree and spices – allspice, bay leaf, pepper and cloves.
  6. Put in the meatballs, pour over and simmer gently.
  7. At the end of the stew, you can season the sauce with sugar if necessary.
  8. Serve with rice.
Minced meatballs with tomato sauce served on a plate.

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Mexican soup with meatballs

This luxurious Albondigas soup is made with rice and beef balls that are simmered in tomato broth along with potatoes, carrots and zucchini. It is hearty and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike!


For the meatballs:

  • 500 g of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon of pressed garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the soup:

  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of pressed garlic
  • 3 carrots, peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1 and 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 6 cups of beef broth
  • 1 can (425 ml) crushed tomatoes
  • 230 ml of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large zucchini, quartered and then sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beef, rice, garlic, egg, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Roll the meat mixture into approx. 2 cm meat balls.
  4. Place the meatballs on a tray.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  6. Add onion and carrot and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the potatoes, beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin and oregano to the pot.
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Throw the meatballs into the soup and cook for another 10 minutes.
  12. Add the zucchini and cook for another 5 minutes.
  13. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.
Soup with vegetables and rice and beef balls served in a large bowl.

Thai turkey balls with red curry

Roasted turkey meatballs with the luxurious taste of Thailand thanks to the addition of ginger, garlic and red curry paste are perfectly complemented by an amazing coconut milk sauce. You just have to try it!


For the meatballs:

  • 500 g of ground turkey meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup minced finely chopped spring onion
  • 3 cloves of pressed garlic
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy or fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil
  • ½ red pepper cut into slices
  • ½ yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 can (400ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of cane sugar
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and spray a baking tray with cooking oil.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey with the egg, panko breadcrumbs, spring onion, garlic, fish sauce, ginger, red curry paste, and salt and pepper.
  4. Break the yolk with a whisk and mix the ingredients lightly.
  5. Knead the mixture gently with wet hands until incorporated.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to soften the breadcrumbs, preferably overnight.
  7. Using a small scoop, shape the mixture into 2.5 cm balls and place them on a cutting board.
  8. Moisten your hands and lightly shape and roll the balls in your palms and place them evenly on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake until pink on the inside, about 20 minutes, then grill on high for another 5-10 minutes to crisp up the crust.
  10. While the balls are baking, prepare the sauce.
  11. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Add the onion and red pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  13. Stir in the ginger and red curry paste and sauté for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, so that the vegetables don’t burn, but become soft and fragrant.
  14. Add the coconut milk, cane sugar, fish or soy sauce and stir to combine.
  15. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  16. Taste for seasoning, and if the sauce needs more salt, add a little more fish or soy sauce.
  17. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice or noodles.
Roasted turkey meatballs with coconut milk and red curry sauce served in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

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What kind of meat do the balls go best with?

The basis of meatballs is ground meat – beef or veal, pork, mutton and lamb, poultry or fish.

All types of meat can be mixed with each other, meat composed of two or more types is even better tasting.

Most of the time, the meat for the balls is selected from lower quality types of meat, from fatter parts or scraps created when portioning higher quality parts. Of course, it is not necessary, but this way these parts of the meat can be used appropriately.

The meat for the meatballs is ground to a medium coarse texture . Recently, rather than minced meat, meat minced with knives is used. There are also home devices that can be modified for this purpose, which are usually part of home robots. Along with the meat, you can also grind other ingredients that will be added to the balls and that need grinding.

According to the basic arrangement, we also choose an attachment . Serve the simply toasted or baked balls with variously prepared potatoes or bread, and the balls with pasta sauce, steamed rice or gnocchi.

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