Dutch Meat Balls (gehaktbal)



The original Gehaktbal learn and made it in Holland! 😀 I’m gonna share 2 recipes here, one for the meatball and the other for the veggies.


For the meatballs


  • 800 grams minced beef
  • 1  and half tomato, diced
  • 1 cup champignon, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 shallots ( you only need 2 for big ones)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tsp paprika powder
  •  1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Cellery powder (optional)
  • 1/2 garlic powder
  •  2 tsp Mais flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 200ml water


Mix all the above ingredients in a large bowl until all well mixed you need be ready to get dirty to shape all the meat balls :p it should be well fit round in your hands; as when you cook it the size will decrease abit. Heat a large pan add 2 tsbsp of butter, add  meat balls, fry until it become light golden add water, and cover with lid for 10mins if the water gone you should add a little more water to make sure it won’t get burn (cook it over small-medium heat). Because the meat balls size is quite big you need to make sure it’s well cook on the inside, do not throw away the sauce that come with it  cos it’s serve best with the sauce! serve it with mash potato and pour the sauce on top. Done!


The veggies recipe in the pic can be found on this link Courgette Ala Asian