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Old 05-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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Unusual meatballs? ISO unique recipes!

I don’t like meatballs much, as they exist in American cuisine. I did a search on google for “meatball recipes for people who don’t like meatballs” and all I came up with were recipes for Swedish meatballs and “what you’re doing wrong” articles.

Anyone out there have a secret recipe, or even a secret ingredient that would boost the flavor and “wow” factor of the humble meatball? Is using a blend of meats the answer? Adding fat? Veggies?

Or should I just throw up my hands and say “ya know what, Joel? You just don’t LIKE meatballs. Dont try to reinvent them. Just DONT MAKE THEM!”

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Old 05-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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I don’t like meatballs much, as they exist in American cuisine. I did a search on google for “meatball recipes for people who don’t like meatballs” and all I came up with were recipes for Swedish meatballs and “what you’re doing wrong” articles.

Anyone out there have a secret recipe, or even a secret ingredient that would boost the flavor and “wow” factor of the humble meatball? Is using a blend of meats the answer? Adding fat? Veggies?

Or should I just throw up my hands and say “ya know what, Joel? You just don’t LIKE meatballs. Dont try to reinvent them. Just DONT MAKE THEM!”
Dude. Meatballs are delicious If you don't like them, ur doing it wrong

What is the recipe you are using? I'm sure we can improve it.
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I know there are some recipes with blue berry jam, grape jam that can be pretty good. I like meat balls made with beef and pork, soaked white bread, eggs and parmesan cheese stewed in tomato sauce...they are so tender...
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:09 PM   #4
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I like mixing in some chorizo and serving with Spanish Rice.
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I don’t like meatballs much, as they exist in American cuisine. I did a search on google for “meatball recipes for people who don’t like meatballs” and all I came up with were recipes for Swedish meatballs and “what you’re doing wrong” articles.

Anyone out there have a secret recipe, or even a secret ingredient that would boost the flavor and “wow” factor of the humble meatball? Is using a blend of meats the answer? Adding fat? Veggies?

Or should I just throw up my hands and say “ya know what, Joel? You just don’t LIKE meatballs. Dont try to reinvent them. Just DONT MAKE THEM!”
Yes! Plain beef meatballs taste like... plain beef meatballs. I make mine with a 50/50 mix of beef and pork. Mixing your ground beef with sausage -- any kind of sausage -- also makes them sing.

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Old 05-10-2018, 09:47 PM   #6
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I know there are some recipes with blue berry jam, grape jam that can be pretty good. I like meat balls made with beef and pork, soaked white bread, eggs and parmesan cheese stewed in tomato sauce...they are so tender...
Ah, parmesan cheese is another great addition to meatballs.

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Old 05-10-2018, 10:19 PM   #7
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You might find something that tickles your taste buds in one of the 98 threads about meatballs that were posted before your query:

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You might find something that tickles your taste buds in one of the 98 threads about meatballs that were posted before your query:

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Thanks for posting that link, CG. Heading down that meatball rabbit hole now...
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I know, Cheryl! I spent a bit of time myself wandering that thread before I shared it.
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I like mixing in some chorizo and serving with Spanish Rice.
That sounds easy and delish!
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