Lion's Head is a dish from the Huaiyang cuisine of eastern China, consisting of large pork meatballs stewed with vegetables.
Lion's Head is a dish from the Huaiyang cuisine of eastern China, consisting of large pork meatballs stewed with vegetables.

This is a list of notable meatball dishes. A meatball is ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter, and seasoning.[1] Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce. There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices, and most cuisines have a version of the dish.[2]

Meatball dishes

Bakso sapi
Bakso sapi
Königsberger Klopse
Pork ball soup
Pork ball soup
Tsukune, Japanese chicken meatballs
Tsukune, Japanese chicken meatballs

Middle East and South Asia

Main article: Kofta

Sulu köfte
Tabriz meatballs

Köfte is a family of meatball or meatloaf dishes found in South Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat—usually beef, chicken, lamb, or pork—mixed with spices or onions. In Turkey, meatballs are named after the places where they are respectively produced.[12]


See also


  1. ^ "Klopsiki: This is the traditional meatball, ranging in size from that of a small walnut to that of a small apple. It is rarely perfectly round, as it gets slightly flattened with the spatula during browning."[10]


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  2. ^ "Meatball recipes". BBC Good Food. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Rick Rodgers (2011). I Love Meatballs!. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 29. ISBN 9781449419424.
  4. ^ "Bakso: the soup President Barack Obama loved as a child". article from The Associated Press.
  5. ^ a b "Ruth Taber: Chickpeas star in Rosh Hashanah dishes". El Paso Times. September 20, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Stuff Of Tradition". The Jewish Week | Connecting The World To Jewish News, Culture & Opinion. March 2, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Annia Ciezadlo (2012). Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War. p. 361. ISBN 978-1-4391-5753-4.
  8. ^ Contemporary kubbeh[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Food Journeys of a Lifetime: Top Ten Great National Dishes |". Archived from the original on 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  10. ^ Strybel, R.; Strybel, M. (2005). Polish Heritage Cookery. Hippocrene Books. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-7818-1124-8. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Bayrische Leberknoedelsuppe (Bavarian Liver D".
  12. ^ da Cruz, R.M.S.; Vieira, M.M.C. (2017). Mediterranean Foods: Composition and Processing. CRC Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-1-315-35224-4. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "albondigas - definition of albondigas in English". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 12 July 2017.[dead link]