Daughter Eilene is having friends over to play games again and this time they had a specific dinner request—they wanted Swedish meatballs. This is a dish that even before wife Jan joined the Noom program she would not let me make—she does not like Swedish meatballs because the meat is usually mixed to the point where it loses all texture. Swedish meatballs are usually small in size—½-1 tablespoon—and mildly spiced. They are usually served in gravy or with gravy on the side.
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Karl’s Swedish Meatballs
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes, Pork
Karl’s Palestinian Kofta with Sesame Sauce
My sister came for a visit and I told her that I was making kūbide—a Persian mixture of lamb and beef with sumac that is grilled and usually served either plain with rice or bread. I was rather free with my ingredients and—when I started to write up the recipe—I realized that what I had ended up with could not really be called kūbide—which is a specific kind of Persian kofta.
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Karl’s Kūbide Meatballs in Sesame Sauce
I am making a festival meal for one of Jan’s Chinese students. I wanted to make as many dishes as possible to show respect. Last week, I had made kūbide for one of our meals*, but I had some meat mix left over. I decided to serve meatballs an hor d’oeuvre.
Filed under Beef, Lamb, Sauces and Spices, Side Dishes
Karl’s Weekend Beef Meatball Chili
I used canned beans for quick weekday chili. Cook’s Illustrated has identified Goya as the best brand of canned beans, because they are processed fresh in the fields, instead of laying around in storage for an unknown length of time. This is more of a weekend variation on the theme.
Filed under Beef, California Fusion, Main Dishes, Stews
Karl’s Tapas: Albóndigas de Cordero (Lamb Meatballs)
I am making a Spanish tapas dinner for this Sunday. I had left over lamb mixture from my stuffed pepper tapas. Meatballs are another form of tapas, and an easy solution to the problem of what to do with my excess. In Spain, they would usually be served with some kind of sauce on the side.
Filed under Lamb, Side Dishes
Karl’s Party Tandoori Chicken Meatballs
Miriam and Chris moved recently and they had a house-warming this weekend. A few weeks ago, I made Tandoori meatballs and I decided to make some “party-sized meatballs” for their gathering. This was made slightly more complicated by their request that these be carbohydrate-free.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry
Karl’s Minestrone with Mini Italian Meatballs
My potato plant died this week, so I harvested the potatoes. This was actually a sport from the year before, but if it really wanted to grow who am I not to water it? I ended up with five small potatoes. These were not enough to make a dish by themselves, so I would have to add them to something.
Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Pork, Poultry, Soups, Stews, Vegetables
Karl’s Spanish Turkey Meatballs
Jan wanted gazpacho for dinner. I do not consider this a meal in itself, it is a liquid salad. She agreed to let me add meatballs, but only if they were turkey.
Filed under Main Dishes, Poultry, Turkey
Karl’s Curried Leek and Lentil Soup with Karl’s Chicken Tandoori Meatballs
This morning Jan asked for my potato and leek soup with chicken. I have done that and this blog always pushes me to try something new. What could I do that both answered Jan’s desire, but also be completely new and different?
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry, Soups, Vegan, Vegetables
Karl’s Hoisin Turkey Meatballs
Eilene’s friends are coming over again for Game of Thrones and this week’s theme is “marshmallows.” [Teenagers—what can I say.] Eilene has requested sweet potato casserole. This was a dish my mother, Claudia, always made for Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are however a side dish, but the meal still needed a main dish.
Filed under Chinese-American, Main Dishes, Poultry, Turkey