Meatballs are the most playful food you can pile on a plate. (And it’s pretty fun to say “balls,” too. Am I right?! Of course I’m right. Try it: Balls!)
Meatballs can be so cute and round and friendly — and despite their humble appearance, they’re often packed with flavor explosions like spices and seeds, or doused in a luscious sauce that inspires licking the plate.
Today, I’m making 15 different kinds of meatballs to do a taste test for Well Fed 2.
Yes, you read that right. FIFTEEN varieties that are like a world tour of Japan, China, Thailand, Morocco, Lebanon, France, the United States. Vietnam, Greece, Mexico, and Italy. I’m going to be an international meatball-rolling maven! (Let’s show ’em why they call me Mr(s). Worldwide!)
In case you’d like to roll in solidarity with me, here are three meatball recipes guaranteed to be tastebud- and family-pleasers. Let the rolling begin!
Tender lamb meatballs cloaked in a perfectly-spiced tomato sauce. Why not make them just a little more luscious with a few pistachios?!
Juicy pork meatballs with just the right touch of tangy mustard and savory caraway seeds.
Spicy but not hot, these lamb meatballs were inspired by the Merguez Sausage sold in Moroccan medinas.
How do you roll? What’s your favorite meatball?
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