Similar to the traditional Austrian dish Faschierter Braten (Minced Pork Meatloaf), these easily made rissoles or meatballs are popular served with Erdäpfelpüree (creamy mashed potatoes) and some mixed vegetables.
Well-seasoned meatballs are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce for this Moroccan Spicy Meatball and Tomato Tagine. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to the dish. The meatballs can be made from lamb or beef mince, or a combination of the two. Use a traditional tagine or a deep, wide skillet with a lid.
The word Soutzoukaki comes from the Turkish “soutzouk” or sausage. These meatballs are shaped like little kebabs. The are lightly fried and then bathed in a tomato sauce. They hail from Smyrni or modern day Izmir, and the spices are more Turkish than Greek, however they have been adopted by most Greeks as a traditional favourite.
Sulu Köfte is a Turkish soup like dish consisting of small balls of beef mince, rice, onion and parsley, cooked in a sauce of butter, tomato paste and water. It can also be prepared with small cubes of carrots and potatoes added to the soup.
Yuvarlak or Youvarlakia are a kind of large meatballs in sauce. The meat mixture includes rice and are cooked in moist heat and the juices thickened with Avgolemono. They are found in Turkish and Greek cuisines.