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Gehakt Ballen (Dutch Meatballs)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"These are really delicious and easy to make. Serve with potatoes."
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1 h 25 m servings 524
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place meatloaf mix in a large mixing bowl; crumble bread over meat and knead with hands to combine. Add milk and egg to meat mixture. Knead onion, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and pepper into meat mixture until well-combined. Form mixture into six equal-sized balls.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir meatballs in hot butter until browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir water, tomatoes, beef broth, and onion soup mix into Dutch oven; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until meatballs are tender and cooked through, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute 1/2 pound ground pork and 1/2 pound ground beef for the 1 pound meatloaf mix, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 36.9 24.4 23.1 169 1548 Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe! My husband said just like his Oma’s. He preferred no diced tomatoes, I loved the tomato (I made two batches one with and one without)

Recipe was delicious except for the amount of nutmeg. One whole tablespoon of nutmeg is way too much. Next time I would use 1 teaspoon at most.

amazing ! just like Oma's.