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The secrets of cooking perfect meatballs in the oven


What are meatballs? Delicious meat flavored balls, stewed in sauce! Surely, most of us at the word "meatballs" immediately recall Carlson, who was dragging meatballs from the oven of the Baby Mother. Also meatballs are often mentioned in other works by Astrid Lingred, and not by chance, because meatballs come from Austria.

Meatballs in the oven is very easy to cook. You will spend only 30-40 minutes and get a hearty meal that is useful for both adults and children. After all, the basis of this dish is meat (pork, poultry or fish). Meat is rich in proteins, which are simply necessary for everyone to fully function and renew the body. In addition, meat in meatballs is complemented by vegetables, cereals, which only increases the energy and nutritional value of meatballs. What to serve meatballs? You can eat them in their pure form (as in most recipes, meatballs are made with cereals), served with a side dish. Do not forget about the sauce, eat it together with meatballs or pour a side dish with it.

Meatballs in the oven - preparing food and dishes

Meatballs in the oven can be prepared from various components. But whatever recipe you choose, in any case, before preparing the dish, prepare minced meat, rice, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and spices. For the sauce, you will also need water, cream, mayonnaise, sour cream, tomato paste.

Meatballs in the oven is most convenient to stew in a deep form. For cooking, set a temperature of 180 degrees on the oven.

Meatball recipes in the oven:

Recipe 1: Meatballs in the oven

You will enjoy the classic version of this dish with tomato flavor and meaty meatball flavor. For this recipe you do not need cereals, meatballs will consist of minced meat and vegetables. All vegetables take medium size.

  • Minced pork 400 grams
  • Carrots 1 piece
  • Bulb 1 piece
  • Tomatoes 2 pieces
  • Tomato Paste
  • Sour cream
  • Salt
  • Spice
  • Pure water 250 ml
  • Sunflower oil

1. Prepare the vegetables. Wash and peel them, finely chop the onion, and grate the carrots.

2. Heat the pan, fry the onions first, then add the carrots and tomatoes. Let the vegetables cool slightly.

3. Stir in minced roasted vegetables, salt and pepper. Blind out the resulting mass of balls.

4. Make the sauce. Mix a glass of water, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 3 tablespoons of sour cream, salt.

5. Set the oven to warm up - 180 degrees. Lubricate the form with sunflower oil and put meatballs on it. Put them in the oven for 5-6 minutes. After that, remove, pour the sauce and put it in the oven again, now for 25-30 minutes.

Serve classic meatballs in the oven with any side dish, watering with tomato sauce, or eat in its pure form.

Recipe 2: Meatballs in the oven with prunes

This dish has an unusual savory taste. No wonder, because these meatballs in the oven contain a little prunes! Do not be confused by the presence of this dried fruit in the main dish, it will not spoil the meatballs with its sweetness and aroma. If you wish, you can also add some chopped prunes to the sauce.

  • Minced pork 400 grams
  • Carrots 1 piece
  • Bow 1 piece
  • Prunes 100 grams
  • Tomato 1 piece
  • Tomato paste 1 tablespoon
  • Sour cream 1 tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise 2 tablespoons
  • Pure water 250 ml
  • Salt
  • Spice

  1. First of all, prepare prunes. You need to fill it with warm water for ten minutes, then rinse with running cold. Cut prunes as small as possible.
  2. Wash and peel the onions and carrots, finely chop them. Fry in sunflower oil until soft, and then cool.
  3. Mix minced meat, vegetables, prunes, salt and spices. From this mass sculpt balls.
  4. Turn on the oven 180 degrees. Grease the form with oil and put balls of meatballs on it for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Cook the sauce. Scale the tomatoes with boiling water, peel them and mash them with a blender. Add sour cream, tomato paste and mayonnaise to puree, mix, dilute with water, salt. Pour the meatballs with sauce and let them stew for half an hour.

Recipe 3: Meatballs in the oven with rice

Cook rice croquettes in the oven. Meat balls prepared in this way will be very satisfying, as they combine the beneficial properties of rice and meat. Pork mince is used in this recipe, but you can mix it with beef or chicken, so meatballs will be more tasty.

  • Minced pork 300 grams
  • Rice 100 grams
  • Bow
  • Tomato 2 pieces
  • Carrots 1 piece
  • Pure water 250 ml
  • Sour cream 2 tablespoons
  • Salt
  • Spice

Cooking method:

  1. Boil rice until cooked, pre-washing the grits (cook for about 10 minutes after the water boils). Chill.
  2. Peel the onions, finely chop and fry in a pan until golden brown.
  3. Mix minced meat, fried onions, boiled rice, salt and spices. Make balls from the resulting mass.
  4. Preheat the oven. Grease the form with vegetable oil and put meatballs on it. Place the meatballs in the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Cook the sauce. To do this, wash the vegetables. With a tomato peel and chop in a blender. Grate carrots. Mix tomato puree, carrots, sour cream, tomato paste, water, salt. Pour the sauce in the oven and cook for about twenty minutes.

Recipe 4: Fishballs in the oven fish

Meatballs can be cooked not only from pork or beef, but also from minced fish. For this dish you will need minced fish of white varieties and rice. And you stew meatballs in the oven will be in a creamy sauce.

  • Minced white fish 300 grams
  • Rice 50 grams
  • Carrots 1 piece
  • Sour cream 3 tablespoons
  • Cream 200 ml (fat content of 10 percent)
  • Salt
  • Spice

  1. Wash the rice cereal and cook until ready. Cool it down.
  2. Mix the minced fish with boiled rice, salt and pepper. From the resulting mass blind balls.
  3. In the preheated oven, place the meatballs for 5 minutes. To do this, grease the form with butter and put meatballs on it.
  4. Cook the sauce. Wash the carrot and rub it on a fine grater. Mix sour cream, cream and carrots, salt. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the oven and simmer them for about 20 minutes.

Recipe 5: Meatballs in the oven chicken

Unusual to taste meatballs made from chicken mince. They differ from meatballs made from pork with special tenderness. Make an unusual sauce with olives and herbs.

  • Minced chicken 300 grams
  • Rice 50 grams
  • Bow 1 piece
  • Bulgarian pepper 1 piece
  • Black olives without stones 100 grams
  • Tomato paste 2 tablespoons
  • Sour cream 2 tablespoons
  • Pure water 200 ml
  • Salt
  • Spice

  1. Rice cereal should be washed and cooked until ready in salted water. Cool the rice.
  2. Peel onion and chop finely, fry in a frying pan.
  3. Mix minced chicken, rice and onions, add salt and spices. Blind round meatballs.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease the form with butter and place the meatballs on it. Put them in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Cook the sauce. Wash the peppers, remove the seeds. Grind peppers and olives in a blender. Mix chopped vegetables with tomato paste and sour cream, add water, salt.
  6. Pour the sauce with meatballs and simmer them for 25-30 minutes.

Recipe 6: Meatballs in the oven in German.

Meatballs are considered a dish that came to us from Austria. Therefore, prepare a dish according to an old German recipe with the addition of sliced ​​smoked sausages.

  • Minced pork 300 grams
  • Rice 50 grams
  • Smoked sausages 100 grams
  • Low-fat cream 200 ml
  • Green olives without pits 100 grams
  • Capers 50 grams
  • Sour cream 2 tablespoons

  1. Wash rice and boil until ready in salted water. Cool on readiness.
  2. Smoked sausages cut into smaller cubes.
  3. Mix minced meat, sausages, rice porridge, salt and spices. Blind out the resulting mass of balls.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease the form with butter and place the meatballs on it. Put them in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Cook the sauce. Finely chop the olives. Mix the cream, olives, capers and sour cream, salt.
  6. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the oven and simmer them for about 30 minutes.

Why the oven?

Baking in the oven is a great way to heat treat. It is not only simple, but also healthy. It can be considered simple because it doesn’t need to be turned over during the cooking process, because the heating is uniform, so that the lower parts will not burn, if you use the correct dishes. A healthy baking is considered because the minimum amount of oil is added, and no harmful carcinogens are formed in it. And another nice bonus is the reduction in caloric content associated with a decrease in the amount of oil.

Option One

Make delicious and juicy croquettes with rice and cabbage. For this you will need:

  • 400 grams of minced meat,
  • 100 grams of rice
  • 300 grams of white cabbage,
  • 1 onion,
  • 1 carrot,
  • 500 milliliters of cream,
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste,
  • 100 grams of hard cheese
  • 1 egg
  • two tablespoons of flour,
  • some oil
  • salt and seasoning to your taste.

Description of the cooking process:

  1. Boil the rice until half cooked (it should remain a bit harsh).
  2. Cut the cabbage into medium pieces. Wash carrots and grate. Peel and chop the onion. Chop the cabbage with onions using a meat grinder or blender.
  3. Mix all the chopped vegetables with minced meat, add the egg, cooked rice, seasonings and salt, mix everything thoroughly.
  4. Prepare the fill. Heat the cream and dissolve the tomato paste in them, add salt.
  5. Grease a baking sheet or a baking dish with butter, place the meatballs in it, having dipped each one in flour from all sides. Pour in the creamy tomato sauce.
  6. Send the form to an oven preheated to 180 degrees for thirty to forty minutes.

Option Two

Appetizing get meatballs with cheese and gravy. List of required ingredients:

  • 200 grams of beef,
  • 300 grams of pork,
  • five tablespoons of oatmeal,
  • 1 onion,
  • three cloves of garlic,
  • 150 grams of any hard cheese
  • 1 egg
  • parsley and dill,
  • pepper and salt to taste.

To make gravy:

  • one bulb,
  • one carrot,
  • one bell pepper,
  • one apple
  • half a glass of water
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream,
  • three tablespoons of tomato paste,
  • three tablespoons of olive oil,
  • ground black pepper and salt to taste.

Step-by-step instruction.

  1. First you need to cook the stuffing. To do this, peel the garlic and onions and skip the beef and pork through the meat grinder (meat must be washed beforehand). If you have not achieved uniformity, then grind everything again.
  2. Grate cheese, chop greens.
  3. Add grated cheese, egg, oatmeal, chopped greens, pepper and salt to the minced meat. All carefully mix and send in the refrigerator.
  4. Now do some gravy. Peel and chop the onion (for example, with thin half-rings or small cubes), wash the carrots well and grate. Apple should be cleaned from the core and peel and grate on a small grater.
  5. In a skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil, fry the onions first to transparency, then add the carrots and then the Bulgarian pepper. Fry everything until the pepper softens. You can cover the pan with a lid, so that the vegetables are slightly extinguished. Now add sour cream, tomato paste and water, stew it all for about 7 minutes, and then put the grated apple, salt the gravy and pepper. In a minute remove the saucepan from the fire.
  6. Mince meatballs.
  7. Grease the baking pan with oil, place half gravy, then meatballs on its bottom, and then pour out the remaining gravy, spreading it evenly.
  8. Cook the meatballs in the oven for an hour at 190 degrees.

Option Three

Cook the meatballs in tomato sauce with vegetables. For this you will need:

  • 500 grams of any meat,
  • 1 slice loaf or white bread,
  • about 100 ml of milk,
  • one head of onions,
  • ground pepper and salt to taste:

For tomato sauce with vegetables:

  • 2 bell peppers,
  • three large tomatoes,
  • five tablespoons of tomato paste,
  • three cloves of garlic,
  • five tablespoons of vegetable oil,
  • teaspoon ground sweet paprika,
  • glass of water,
  • greens and salt to taste.

Description of the cooking process:

  1. Bread break and pour the milk so that it swelled and softened.
  2. Wash the meat, cut into pieces of medium size. Peel and chop the onion.
  3. Meat with onions and swollen bread mince. To achieve uniformity, you can grind the mass again. Add pepper and salt, mix everything and send to the fridge.
  4. Start cooking tomato sauce. Peel and chop the onion, peppers and seeds from the Bulgarian pepper and cut into small strips. Peel and chop the garlic with a garlic press, grater or blender. Boil the tomatoes, peel and cut into cubes. Chop the greens with a knife.
  5. Heat the butter in a skillet, fry the onion and carrot first, then add the pepper and simmer for five to seven minutes. Next, add the tomatoes and cook all the vegetables for another five minutes. Then you can add water and tomato paste. Simmer the ingredients without a lid for about three minutes, and then add the paprika, garlic and greens. In a minute you can turn off the fire.
  6. Take a baking pan and grease it with butter. Form and lay the meatballs, pour them with the sauce and cook at 180 degrees for forty minutes.

Fourth option

Try to make meatballs with buckwheat in sour cream sauce. To do this, you need the following ingredients:

  • 500 grams of chicken fillet,
  • 100 grams of buckwheat,
  • 1 onion head,
  • three cloves of garlic,
  • dill to taste
  • 150 ml sour cream,
  • glass of water,
  • pepper and salt to taste.

Step-by-step instruction:

  1. Boil buckwheat in the same amount of water (about half a glass), cool it.
  2. Peel the garlic and onion and mince with the chicken fillet.
  3. Dill finely chopped greens.
  4. In the stuffing, add a portion of chopped dill and cooked buckwheat, mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Prepare sour cream sauce by mixing sour cream with water and the remaining dill, as well as adding a little salt.
  6. Form medium-sized balls of mince, put them in a baking sheet or in a baking dish, pour with sour cream sauce and cook in an oven heated to 180 degrees for about forty minutes.


Useful tips for hostesses:

  • Meatballs can be made from both meat and minced meat, and it is desirable to combine two types, for example, pork and beef, chicken and pork.
  • If the meatballs fall apart, then you can add an egg, it will play the role of a binding element and hold the rest of the ingredients together.
  • To make meatballs not exactly burnt, be sure to grease the bottom of the baking pan or baking sheet with butter.

Bon appetit to you, your family members and your guests. You'll see, meatballs like everyone!
A source:

Meatballs "budget"

  • Minced chicken - 0.5 kg.
  • Krupa (rice) - 100 g
  • Onions - 1 piece.
  • Thick sour cream - 200 ml.
  • Spice "Herbs of Provence" - 1 tbsp. spoon.
  • 3 cloves of garlic.
  • Black pepper and salt - at the discretion of the hostess.


  • The groats are boiled until half cooked (its digestion is undesirable: meatballs with porridge will not be tasty), drain the broth and immediately washed with cold water.
  • Mix the minced meat thoroughly with boiled rice.
  • Finely chopped onion, add garlic cloves, passed through a press, season with pepper and salt, add half of the herbal mixture and mix with two spoons of sour cream.
  • Thoroughly mix and mix all the ingredients of future meatballs. Ready stuffing give a little brew. After 20 minutes, proceed to the molding of dense balls, rolling them in flour.
  • Balls, tightly packed in the form, sent in a strongly (up to 200 degrees) preheated oven. Bake for half an hour.
  • The remaining sour cream is mixed with 150 ml of boiled water and the mixture is poured over baked patties, taken out of the oven.
  • Balls with sour cream sauce bake another 10 minutes.

Traditional meatballs

This recipe does not suggest the addition of raw eggs, as chicken meat balls with rice will not be juicy enough.

  • Chicken breast - 1 piece.
  • Boiled rice - ¾ cup.
  • Bulb onion.
  • Baton - 1 slice.
  • Milk - ½ cup.
  • Spices and salt.

  • A slice of callous loaf is soaked in warm milk.
  • Chicken breast and onions are passed through a meat grinder.
  • Milled minced meat is combined with boiled rice, squeezed loaf, seasoned with spices and very thoroughly mixed, achieving a uniform consistency.
  • From the finished mince meat balls are molded, breaded in breadcrumbs and tightly placed in a form.
  • Bake cutlets at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • For a juicy dish, balls can be poured with tomato or sour cream before going to the oven. For the preparation of gravy enough to mix a tablespoon of tomato paste (or thick sour cream) with 100 ml of broth.

Chicken meatballs can be prepared not from minced meat, but from finely chopped fillets.

Chicken meatballs can be prepared not from minced meat, but from finely chopped fillets. This recipe allows the use of turkey meat.

Chicken Meatballs

  • Fillet (chicken or turkey) - 800 g
  • 2 bulb bulbs.
  • Egg.
  • Dried bun (150 g).
  • Milk - 125 ml.
  • Drinking cream - 600 ml.
  • 5 cloves of garlic.
  • Hard cheese - 300 g
  • Fresh greens - 1 bunch.
  • Spices: salt and black pepper.

  • Slightly having beaten the fillet, it is cut into small pieces.
  • A stale roll soaked in warm milk.
  • Garlic is passed through a press, onion is finely chopped, greens are crushed.
  • В глубокой миске тщательно перемешивают кусочки мяса, отжатую булочку, специи, яйцо, измельчённую зелень, лук и чеснок.
  • From the mincemeat obtained, roll small meatballs (with a walnut) and place them in an oiled stew pan.
  • Ready cutlets pour cream sauce.
  • Bake the dish for at least half an hour in a hot (about 180 degrees) oven.

Cooking cream sauce:

  • Rub hard cheese, chop greens and garlic.
  • Cooked components pour cream and mix well.

Hedgehogs from beef in tomato sauce

This recipe recommends using long grain rice, thanks to which the similarity of cutlets with prickly hedgehogs only intensifies: this fact may be of interest for young children.

  • Ground beef - 700 g
  • Long grain rice (raw) - ¾ cup.
  • Cream - 150 ml.
  • Bulb onion.
  • Tomato juice - 300 ml.
  • Boiled water - 150 ml.
  • Black pepper and salt.

  • Ground beef, milk, finely chopped onions and raw cereals make minced hedgehogs. Filled with spices, flavored favorite herbs (marjoram, cumin, basil or thyme).
  • From the resulting stuffing roll neat balls.
  • The finished balls are quickly fried in a pan until a bright brown crust is formed. The cutlets, of course, will remain damp inside, but in the oven they will finally reach the readiness.
  • Roasted hedgehogs spread in the form.
  • In a frying pan, on which the chops were fried, pour in water, tomato juice and mix them thoroughly with the meat broth that came out during frying. The mixture is poured hedgehogs, and the form tightly wrapped with foil for baking.
  • Dish 45 minutes soak in a hot (about 200 degrees) oven.
  • After removing the foil, waiting for browning baked hedgehogs. It will take another quarter of an hour.
  • Hedgehogs are good in combination with mashed potatoes and cutting of fresh vegetables.

Spicy Lamb Meatballs

This recipe will delight lovers of exotic cuisine.

Ingredients for minced meat:

  • Minced lamb - 450 g
  • Raw rice is ¾ cup.
  • Onions - 1 pc.
  • Ground spices: coriander and cinnamon - 0.5 teaspoons.
  • A clove of garlic.
  • 1 tbsp. spoon crushed parsley leaves.
  • Salt and black pepper.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • Oil (olive) - 16 ml.
  • Onion - 1 pc.
  • Chopped chili pepper (without seeds) - 1 pc.
  • Ground spices: cumin and paprika - 1 teaspoon.
  • A pinch of saffron.
  • 3 cloves of garlic.
  • Bank of canned tomatoes (400 ml).
  • Granulated sugar - 5 g.

  • In a shallow stewpan with olive oil to lemon color, fry finely chopped onion.
  • Add crushed garlic, salt, paprika, saffron, hot peppers, cumin and sugar. The sauce is heated, stirring, for three minutes.
  • Adding canned tomatoes, boil the sauce, then reduce the flame and continue to simmer the mixture until it thickens. This process can take about forty minutes.
  • In the meantime, minced meat is cooked by mixing ground lamb, chopped onion, garlic, spices and spices in a deep bowl.
  • Round patties are rolled out of the mincemeat and immediately fried. Appetizing crust is obtained after three minutes of roasting.
  • Roasted buns are transferred to a deep container for baking and kept in a hot (200 degrees) oven for 10 minutes.
  • Having got the baked cutlets, boiled sauce is poured into them, and the baking sheet is covered with foil. Continue baking for half an hour.
  • Fresh vegetables and pita bread are served with meatballs.

Fish balls with rice

  • Fillet of any fish (better than tilapia) - 700 g.
  • Round rice - ½ cup.
  • Fresh squash - 300 g
  • Bulb onion.
  • Tomato paste - 3 tablespoons.
  • Carrot - 1 pc.
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Fresh greens.
  • Thyme.

  • Boil and thoroughly washed rice.
  • Tilapia fillets are passed through a blender or meat grinder.
  • Peeled summer squash is ground on a large grater, finely chopped fresh greens.
  • Prepare the minced meat by mixing tilapia fillets, rice, greens, and dried squash, seasoned with spices.
  • From ready-made mincemeat form dense patties and spread them in a pan, greased with butter.
  • Balls are cooked for 20 minutes in an oven heated to 180 degrees.
  • While the balls are baked, prepare a tomato and vegetable sauce.
  • Having rubbed a peeled carrot and cut the onion into half rings, they are lightly fried in oil. Seasoning with salt, adding water, adding tomato paste and thyme, stew the sauce for about 7 minutes in a closed frying pan.
  • Ready sauce is added to baked fish balls and continue to bake for another 25 minutes.
  • Balls are served with slices of boiled potatoes.

The secrets of delicious meatballs

Any recipe for making delicious koloboks will lead to a good result if the hostess follows the following rules:

  • Ready stuffing is absolutely not suitable for meatballs: it is better to cook it on your own.
  • The mince for meatballs is placed in a plastic bag and lightly beat on the cutting board: this will prevent the meatballs from falling apart.
  • If the recipe requires baking the patties in the sauce, it is necessary to immerse them completely in the gravy: only in this case the dish will turn out quite juicy.
  • Only stale bread or rolls should be added to the mince, as lush and fresh pastries will give the patties unwanted stickiness.
  • Onions, added to the mince for koloboks, should either be rubbed on a fine grater, or extremely finely shred.
  • For the preparation of tomato sauce for hedgehogs you can take fresh tomatoes with peeled skin.
  • The foil used for baking cutlets is removed shortly before they are fully prepared: only under this condition will a beautiful crust be obtained.

How to cook meatballs in the oven

Cooking meatballs in the oven is reduced to making small balls of minced meat with or without rice, with egg and bread. The taste of this dish is familiar and loved by many, and the meatballs in the oven are made quickly and simply. Due to baking and stewing, the dish is more useful than fried in a pan. Traditionally, mixed pork and ground beef meatballs are molded, but it is not forbidden to use turkey chicken for the kindergarten menu.

Small secrets of making delicious meatballs:

  • you first need to fry the chops on both sides in a skillet, and only then bake - so they will not fall apart,
  • thick sauce diluted with boiling water to the desired consistency,
  • eggs to add stuffing optional
  • combines meat dish with mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, boiled vegetables, stews, pasta.

Cooking time

After preparing the ingredients, the question naturally arises how to bake the meatballs in the oven. If you want to achieve a uniform roasting taste, then first meatballs are fried for 4 minutes for each side, and then baked with sauce for 17 minutes. In the absence of the initial frying, the cutlets are cooked for about 35 minutes inside the oven, preheated to 175 degrees.

Meatballs in the oven - a recipe with photos

Any hostess should have her own recipe of meatballs in the oven, which she can take from the many presented in the network. Beginner cooks will help step-by-step lessons with photos and videos. The easiest way to make a tasty, fragrant and juicy dish is to use homemade minced meat; chicken and fish dishes will become more dietary. It is possible to combine the main components with rice, cereals, mushrooms. Do not forget about the gravy or bechamel sauce - they are considered an important attribute of a tasty second.

With gravy

The traditional way to cook meatballs with gravy in the oven, will be the use of mixed minced pork and beef. Sour cream with tomato paste and seasonings will serve as a sauce for them. The result is a juicy, fragrant dish that harmonizes perfectly with boiled potatoes, rice, and other cereals. Making it in the oven is easy.

  • minced beef and pork - 800 g,
  • onions - 2 pcs.,
  • egg - 1 pc.,
  • low-fat sour cream - 0.4 l,
  • butter - 50 g,
  • bay leaf - 3 pcs.,
  • tomato paste - 40 ml.,
  • flour - 100 g

  1. Finely rub the onions, mix with minced meat and beaten egg, fill with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the butter, fry 2 tablespoons of flour on it, stirring constantly, so that the mixture foams.
  3. In another pan, boil sour cream, add flour to it, stir vigorously.
  4. Pour tomato paste into the mixture, dilute with broth to the consistency of medium cream, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Make minced balls weighing about 45 g, roll flour, fry in butter until half cooked, until they become rosy.
  6. Transfer to the bottom of the baking dish, pour over the sauce, season with a bay leaf, bake at 190 degrees for 25 minutes.

Appetizing, juicy and aromatic chicken meatballs are obtained in a creamy sauce in the oven, if you make them from the breast. Dietary dish looks good in the photo, pleases the stomach. Serve it better with a light garnish - vegetable salad, cereal or pasta. Preparing a dish is simple, does not require complicated actions, so even beginners can cope with it.

  • chicken fillet - 0.65 kg,
  • onions - 1 pc.,
  • egg - 1 pc.,
  • garlic - 2 slices,
  • potato starch - 40 g,
  • curry - pinch,
  • grated nutmeg - at the tip of a knife,
  • cream 15% fat - 325 ml,
  • hard cheese - 110 g,
  • mayonnaise - 30 ml,
  • dill - a bunch.

  1. Marinate fillet with mayonnaise for the night, rinse and dry for the morning. Cut into 2 parts, repel through the package. Finely chop the meat with a knife, chop the onion.
  2. Beat the egg with curry, nutmeg and black pepper, pour into the fillet, add salt, add starch and crushed garlic.
  3. Use wet hands to roll up the meatballs, fold to the bottom of the baking mold, smeared with oil.
  4. Bake at 190 degrees for a third of an hour.
  5. Make a sauce of cream, grated cheese, chopped dill and salt. To taste, you can sprinkle with any dried aromatic herbs.
  6. Pour the sauce on a dish, bake another 25 minutes until golden brown.

With sour cream sauce

Unusually fragrant, soft meatballs will turn out in cream sauce in the oven, if you cook them without pre-frying. Saving time in their preparation is obvious - there is no need to turn on different sides, just lay in the oven and set to stew. The dish looks beautiful in the photo, has a soft delicate texture with a top raw crust.

  • pork - 0.7 kg,
  • onions - 2 pcs.,
  • garlic - 2 slices,
  • egg - 1 pc.,
  • sour cream - glass
  • carrots - 2 pcs.,
  • sweet pepper - 225 g,
  • flour - 30 g,
  • celery root - 1 pc.,
  • parsley root - 1 pc.,
  • cheese - 0.1 kg.

  1. Scroll meat through a meat grinder, mix with pepper, salt, crushed garlic, chopped onion and raw egg. Knead until elastic.
  2. In the oil, fry large grated carrots, onion cubes, straw of bell pepper, chopped roots. Add sour cream, salt, pepper, a little sugar. Boil.
  3. Dissolve flour with a glass of water, stir to avoid lumps, add to sour cream.
  4. Boil the sauce.
  5. Blind meatballs, fold on the foil inside the mold, pour the sauce. Bake at 220 degrees for half an hour. Decorate with grated cheese, bake another third of the hour.

Children especially love the recipe for cooking meatballs with rice in the oven, because the cutlets are soft and tender. You can diversify the dish by adding chopped paprika, fried mushrooms. It is especially interesting to make meatballs with a surprise by hiding a boiled quail egg or grated parmesan filling with butter inside.

  • minced pork and beef - half a kilo,
  • raw rice - 150 g,
  • onions - 1 pc.,
  • carrots - 1 pc.,
  • butter - 50 g,
  • vegetable oil - 1/4 cup,
  • egg - 1 pc.,
  • sour cream - glass
  • tomato paste - 50 ml.

  1. Rinse the rice with water 7 times, fill with a double volume of water, salt and boil. Cook over a low heat, covered for 11 minutes. Season with butter, simmer under the lid for another 13 minutes. To cool.
  2. Rub carrots, chop the onion, fry the vegetables in butter until light gold stuff, cool.
  3. Mix the minced meat, vegetables and rice, season with spices as desired, knead until a homogeneous dense texture, form balls.
  4. Put on the bottom of the mold, oiled as tight as possible.
  5. Bake at 185 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce of sour cream and tomato paste, bake another 35 minutes.

In tomato sauce

The most common dish in Russian families are meatballs in the oven with tomato sauce. Cook them quickly with the right ingredients. The dish is very loved by children and all family members, because it has a rich meat taste, juicy and soft texture. Tomato sauce as a gravy gives the meat piquancy and a little sweetness, and spices balance the taste with spiciness.

  • ground beef - 0.4 kg
  • onions - 1 pc.,
  • egg - 1 pc.,
  • loaf - a piece,
  • garlic - 4 cloves,
  • hard cheese - 0.2 kg
  • dill - 3 sprigs,
  • bay leaf - 1 pc.,
  • tomatoes in their own juice - 0.75 kg,
  • sunflower oil - half a cup.

  1. Make a sauce: heat the butter, mix with half the chopped garlic, add the crushed tomatoes. Boil, season with bay leaf, dill, cook under a lid for 10 minutes on minimal heat.
  2. Pour spices, salt, dried herbs. Remove bay leaf, dill, cool sauce.
  3. Cut the crust off the bread, sprinkle with milk, skip along with the meat, onion and the remaining garlic in a meat grinder. Mix the minced meat with the egg, half the grated cheese, season with pepper and salt, mix. Sculpt small meatballs.
  4. Pour the sauce at the bottom of the form, fold the balls, bake at 190 degrees for a quarter of an hour.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese, bake for another 10 minutes.

Simple performed by fish meatballs in sour cream sauce in the oven. Especially tasty are combined with minced vegetables, which help to diversify the daily diet. Due to the sauce and delicate texture of the baked dish, it is suitable for those who can not stand the fish in the usual way. Cod, zander, hake or pike meatballs turn out to be delicious - it is better to take for this fillet, thoroughly cleaned of bones.

The secrets of delicious meatballs

general comments, tips and advice on cooking meatballs

Meatballs - minced meat dishes with fillings, usually in the form of balls. Such small and round meatballs that are fried, baked, stewed, steamed, depending on the hostess’s fantasy or national traditions.

Under various names such balls exist in the kitchens of many nations of the world, for example - Swedish meatballs (shötttüllar), one of the main national dishes of Sweden. They say that they are very fond of Carlson, who lives on the roof.
Largely due to his advertising, they are loved by our children. Accordingly, since we cook for children and beloved Carlson, we must try to make the meatballs very tasty!

In composition, they are really similar to meatballs, only they initially include a greater amount of fillers - bread, eggs, onions, and also rice, buckwheat, beans, cabbage, and the like.

The secret of the popularity of meatballs is very simple - the taste of this dish is determined not so much by the mince, but rather by the sauce or sauce, in which it was cooked.

Add more pepper to the sauce - one taste, tomatoes - another, add mushrooms - get a completely unique taste, although the composition of the minced meat balls themselves will be the same everywhere.

For meatballs for meatballs, you can use any meat - poultry, pork or beef. The most delicious, as usual, is a combination of two or three kinds of meat.

There is a secret in the very process of cooking meat for meatballs - it should be well repelled on the table or chopping board.
The stuffing is raised above the bowl or table and with a little effort is thrown back so that the "bun" loudly flopped.
Then the balls will not fall apart when cooking. A couple of minutes to beat is enough.

Another secret for non-lovable housewives - it makes sense to pre-fry meatballs on high heat until golden brown.
At the same time, meatballs remain moist inside and reach readiness when stewing in a sauce, while remaining very juicy.

A specific example of the preparation of this dish can be found in the step-by-step Meatball recipe. Recipe with photos