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    1. 1
      Mix the meat with the egg, bread, onion, salt and spices and form 4-5 meatballs.
    2. 2
      Chill for about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Make into 4-6 meatballs.
    4. 4
      Heat the butter and brown the meatballs for about 15 minutes, turning them a couple of times.
    5. 5
      Reduce the heat to simmer and cook the meatballs for another 15 minutes, turning a few times.
    6. 6
      Remove the meatballs, add the water or beef stock and bring to a high heat. Add a little ketjap manis or Maggi seasoning to the mixture and you will have a lovely gravy to serve with the meatballs.
    7. 7
      NOTES : Some people coat the meatballs with breadcrumbs before frying.
    8. 8
      We soak the bread in a bit of milk, and then press out the milk from the bread before adding to the ground beef.
    9. 9
      We almost always use just the ground beef, and it is very good.
    10. 10
      This is good served with homefries and lots of mayonnaise.

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    • on February 27, 2002


      My mom used to make this all the time! It is one of my favorite Dutch meals, since everything else we ate was boiled! LOL! They are delicious with the just from the pan and even better with mustard, sliced on sandwiches!

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    • on July 11, 2010


      Heel smakkelijk! I lived in Holland for three years and absolutely remember this being served as an appetizer at parties. I made this recipe today for the World Cup Final. My only comment is that it was too salty for my taste. I made this with half the salt (3/4 tsp.) and still found it too salty. Would recommend cutting salt to 1/2 tsp. Other than that, superb!!!

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    • on August 01, 2014


      This recipe is for 1.5 lbs of ground beef not 1 cup! I usually use a triple mix (equal parts of beef, pork and chicken), add 1 tablespoon of course dutch mustard, and instead of mace use nutmeg-quite a bit, 1/2 of a nutmeg seed. I always brown them in butter first then braise in the beef or onion stock, or if you like braise with veggie stock. Very delicious

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    Nutritional Facts for Gehaktballen: Dutch meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (140 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 233.7
    Calories from Fat 142
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.2 g
    Cholesterol 105.1 mg
    Sodium 1067.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 13.8 g

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