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43 recipes for meatballs in sauce, juicy and easy

23 mayo, 2021

In what house don’t you have some meatballs from time to time? At what point is there not a general standing ovation when we bring them to the table? And it is that meatballs They are one of the most popular snacks on the face of the earth. These minced meat balls appeal to young and old, they are easy to prepare and, well executed (if we leave them juicy), they are an exquisite snack.

The meatball mixture can be prepared with a wide variety of ingredients: beef, chicken, hake, aubergine, etc. If to this we add that the sauces with which to combine them are endless, we have so many recipes of Meatballs in sauce that we could be eating meatballs for days and not repeating a single recipe. Meatball lover’s paradise.

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There is so much variety in these 43 recipes for meatballs in sauce, juicy and easy that we are sure that you will stay with more than one. They are ordered by type of ingredient, meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian, so that it is even easier to find your favorites. We go with them, starting with our definitive meatball recipe.

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This is the ultimate meatball recipe

ultimate meatball recipe

In a deep and wide container we mix the egg with the milk, the mustard and the ketchup. We beat well and add the two slices of sliced ​​bread. We mash with a fork until obtain a homogeneous porridge in which no pieces of bread are noticeable. Add the Provencal herbs, garlic salt and season to taste.

Add the minced meat and mix with your hands (very clean) so that all the ingredients and flavors are integrated. Let the mixture rest for an hour in the fridge, with the container well covered. Meanwhile, we prepare a homemade tomato sauce. Do not buy it prepared, this is a very important point to ensure that our meatballs go from being delicious to being, simply, “the definitive meatballs”.

step by step definitive meatball recipe

When the meat mixture has settled, we form the meatballs. We take small portions, we roll them and we pass them through flour. It will take a little longer if we make them small, but the result is more delicate and then they will cook faster in the sauce. This is a soft dough, but can be handled and results in meatballs that are tender inside and very juicy.

Once the meatballs are battered, heat plenty of extra virgin olive oil in a pan and fry them over high heat for a minute. We want to are sealed from the outside, so we turned them carefully when frying. We drain the meatballs on absorbent paper before transferring them to a casserole with the tomato sauce and cook for ten minutes. We serve immediately.

Of meat

The most popular, the meatballs. Especially beef, pork or a mixture of both. Although there are gastronomies in which lamb meat is very present and is used more than the first. Be that as it may, all these meatball recipes can be prepared with any type of meat. To taste.

Moroccan keftas or beef meatballs with lemon Moroccan keftas or beef meatballs with lemon
Pork meatballs in teriyaki sauce Pork meatballs in teriyaki sauce


Lighter and healthier than the previous ones are the meatballs prepared with bird meat. Chicken and turkey are our protagonists, but this does not mean that they can be substituted for duck or other birds. If they are baked in a vegetable sauce, they are more than suitable for a weight control diet.

Swedish turkey meatballs Swedish turkey meatballs

Of fish

An excellent way for even the most reluctant to fish to enjoy it, let alone for children, as they are an option more than recommended for the little ones to eat fish Without protest. Not having to worry about thorns makes fish meatballs have more followers every day. We show you several and all of the most appetizing.

Hake meatballs in white wine sauce Hake meatballs in white wine sauce

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Although meatballs are mainly associated with meat and poultry, there are also vegetarian options. The ones we propose are original and delicious and, especially in the case of those made with vegetables, very juicy. Let no one run out of a serving of meatballs.

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