10 new ways with meatballs
Try these innovative versions of a comfort classic from the West's culinary crossroads
This dish illustrates the principle that, as chef Mark Peel says, "It's not what you do, it's how you do it."
The meatballs have three kinds of meat for flavor; they're made carefully and not overworked; and the sauce is clingy.
Eggplant always seems to have a love-it-or-hate-it audience. But "even people who claim they don't like eggplant love these easy meatballs," says recipe submitter Christine Datian.
Meatballs are easy to make, and they’re a good way to get everyone at a party involved in the cooking. These get a pep from fresh ginger along with the fragrant Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout.
Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Lamb Meatballs
These meatballs come with a surprise–hard boiled eggs in the center. Be sure to serve them over rice to sop up the rich, spicy sauce, and top with cilantro for a little color.
Recipe: Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs
This soup is built on root vegetables roasted until sweet, dense, and crisply browned. Roast meatballs at the same time, pour in broth, and you have soup straight from the oven.