Dutch meatballs with mashed potatoes


Enjoy this old school recipe for Dutch meatballs with mashed potatoes on the side. Easy to make and serves up to 4 people. Classic Dutch meatballs recipe

1 hour 4 people Main course
Dutch meatballs with mashed potatoes


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  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 1 pound of minced beef and pork (500 gram)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • one cup of breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to liking
  • 300 grams of butter to bake the meatballs in
Dutch meatballs with mashed potatoes ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Thick bottomed pan
  • Bowl


1 hour 4 people Main course

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Making the mashed potatoes -- 30 minutes

We're not going to cover how to make mashed potatoes on this recipe page. You can check out this page for our mashed potatoes side dish recipe.

We've increased the total cooking time to match the mashed potatoes and Dutch meatballs. 

Preparing the Dutch meatballs -- 10 minutes

Dice the onions and garlic. We also have a nice how-to available on how to properly dice onions. Once that's done set aside and grab a nice big bowl. You're going either have to use a fork or preferably your hands for the next step, so get excited!

Add the minced meat to the bowl and loosen it up a bit. Add in salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, onions and garlic. Now add the two eggs and start mixing them together. When it's mixed properly you can make some nice round balls of the mixture. 

Dutch meatballs
Dutch meatballs recipe

Cooking the Dutch meatballs -- 20 minutes

Put a large skillet on medium-high fire and add in about 300 grams of butter. When the butter has melted and is starting to change its colour add in the meatballs. Let them rest until the bottom part has been nicely seared.

Turn over all of the dutch meatballs to let the other side get some heat too. Put the fire on a medium setting. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. The crust has to be a little bit crispy.

Ready to serve

Although this is a very easy recipe it's one of the better ones! We've also cooked some broccoli for a side dish, but it's totally up to you! Enjoy your meal!

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