Gehaktballen: Dutch meatballs

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the meat with the egg, bread, onion, salt and spices and form 4-5 meatballs.
  2. Chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Make into 4-6 meatballs.
  4. Heat the butter and brown the meatballs for about 15 minutes, turning them a couple of times.
  5. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook the meatballs for another 15 minutes, turning a few times.
  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. NOTES : Some people coat the meatballs with breadcrumbs before frying.
  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. We almost always use just the ground beef, and it is very good.
  10. This is good served with homefries and lots of mayonnaise.
Most Helpful

5 5

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!

5 5

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!!!

5 5

These are amazing. They are so simple, yet the flavour is fantastic. Brought me back to Holland as a kid. Have made them several times since finding this recipe. The grandkids are picky eaters and they love them.