Monday, November 14, 2011

German Meatballs

Did you know today is National Pickle Day? I didn't either, but my Food Network calendar alerted me to this great holiday. This recipe actually has pickle relish in the sauce. Sound weird? Well, it was actually very delicious.

German meatballs
The recipe is from an old Cooking for 2 cookbook I picked up at a thrift store.

You will need some lemon, bread crumbs, beef broth, worcestershire sauce, eggs, ground meat, flour, pickle relish, parsley, onion powder and some noodles to serve.

beaten egg
Lets get this German party started! Beat up one egg.

getting ready to combine
Combine the first 8 ingredients listed in the recipe. Just use your hands, its the easiest way to go.

Form the mixture into meat balls. Mine are on a cute Corelle plate, of course.

Put them in a pan with the beef broth. Layers of flavor, the only way to go!

bubbling gold
Cover and simmer these guys for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, get some water boiling for your noodles.

Looking like a science project
So this looks TOTALLY gross, but you just have to skim off all that nasty fat and you will be good to go. Get the balls out of the pan and start removing fat.

This looks gross, I promise it comes together
Still looking pretty darn disgusting, but I promise it gets better.

flour and cold water
Combine the flour with cold water...

coming together
Gradually pour it into the simmering broth...

Stir it up!
Add in the worcestershire sauce and the pickle relish and stir stir stir until it thickens. Drain your noodles and get ready to eat!

German Meatballs
Get the noodles in a bowl and top with the meatballs, sauce and a little parsley. This was so good, the ultimate comfort food and a great way to celebrate National Pickle Day!


  1. Delicious! Surely satisfying to a meat and potatoes eater.


  2. why skim off the fat!? stir it into the sauce! mmmmmm

  3. Those look delicious and filling.

  4. I'm still craving for this menu, I will try it at home! Yummmy!

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  5. yum, i am making these this week!

  6. OMG, your blog title could be me! I am always like "how about chicken tikka masala?" and he's like "how about meatloaf?

    It was a sad day when I tried to puree vegetables into his meatloaf - I figured if I wrapped the meatloaf in bacon he wouldn't notice!

    About three bites in he was like "are there fucking vegetables in my meatloaf?!"

    I keep trying though! :D

  7. I want these for dinner. Looks great.

  8. I absolutely love comfort food and Italian comfort food takes the cake! Thanks for the recipe ideas.

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