7 Meatball Recipes

December  4, 2013

There are few foods as friendly as the meatball.

The meatball wants to join you for cozy, weeknight dinners. It wants to be the star of your next cocktail party. It's happy on its own, or on a dainty toothpick; it's as comfortable naked as it is dressed up. Here are 7 recipes -- plus a ratio to make meatballs without a recipe -- that will make meatballs the It food of the season.

Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs by foxloveslemons 

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Meatballs Emilia Romagna with Pasta Sheets by thirschfeld

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Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce by MySocialChef

Lamb Meatballs


Extra Tender Meatballs by Merrill Stubbs

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Rao's Meatballs by Genius Recipes

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Turkish Yogurt Soup with Lamb Meatballs by fiveandspice 

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Kefta-Style Meatballs with Grilled Grapes and Yogurt Sauce by roseinparis

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And if you're tired of recipes: How to Make Any Meatballs in 5 Steps

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.