Meatball Mania: 9 Recipes That Are Too Good to Resist

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Few foods have as much potential as the meatball. It can be made with any kind of meat you can imagine or become a “meatball” by using beans and vegetables. Since meatballs can be baked, fried, or thrown in the crockpot, there is bound to be a cooking method that suits your style. You aren’t limited in how you choose to present them, either. Meatballs can be a simple snack or appetizer, you could put them on a sub, pair them with pasta, or make a meatball pizza. Find the best fit for you with one of these nine recipes.


1. Korean Meatballs

By incorporating garlic and soy sauce, this recipe from Cooking Light will have you whipping up chicken meatballs that are full of traditional Korean flavors. It makes about 20 meatballs.


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • cooking spray

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine brown sugar, oil, and garlic in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add soy sauce, salt, and chicken; process until finely ground. Divide chicken mixture into 20 equal portions. With moist hands, shape each portion into a meatball.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 10 meatballs to pan; sauté 4 minutes, turning to brown meatballs on all sides. Arrange browned meatballs on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until done.

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