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The gentleman did not mention a sauce because there is no sauce with it. These are not the meatball kind you throw in a sauce , these are " Frikadellen" or "as the Berliner call them "Buletten "or Fleischpflanzerl" in Bavaria. You eat them as the main course ( make them the size of half a Hamburger and flatten them a bit, do not leave them round like a meatball, since is is not one of those.Serve them with a side of salt potatoes or mashed potatoes and a vegetable.Instead of the oatmeal you can use one roll or 2-3 slices stale white bread that has been soaked in water for a view minutes and pressed dry.

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texasgal #3 July 24, 2009

I made this recipe on 3/30/12 for the " More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings Event " in the German/Benelux Forum.I made the recipe sort of as it was written(read messed up ). Everything went according to plan,except I didn't see the part about rolling the meatballs in breadcrumbs before frying.For a bit more flavor, I browned the meatballs in the "drippings" from the cooked bacon. As texasgal # 3 suggested " the meatballs were flattened a bit before frying. Since my SO and I do like gravy, I used a packet of brown gravy mix. We both thought they were good enough to be made again. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

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Chef shapeweaver � March 31, 2012

Yum yum yum!!! These were easy to make and were very tasty! I used extra lean ground beef and loved the texture of the breadcrumbs. These were enjoyed with Herbed Spaetzle and veggies. I flattened them a little bit and it was easier to cook them through that way. Thanks for another great recipe from Lynn! Made for ZWT6. Thanks diner524! :)

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Nif July 01, 2010

These were really GOOD! The flavor was alot more intense than I thought it would be. DH didn't care for them being rolled in breadcrumbs,though. But the taste was awesome! So happy I made these!! DEFINATELY will be repeated. Made for ZWT6 and the Xtra Hot Dishes.

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kellychris May 28, 2010

Wonderful! I loved the idea of these, including the BACON! :-) I followed the recipe, as written and they were great! I did grind the oatmeal up a bit, to ease it's incorporation with the meat. YUM! I'll definitely be making these again! Thanks for sharing, diner! Made for ZWT 6.

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alligirl May 25, 2010

Just made these tonight after searching for German meatballs. All of the other recipes on line seem very American. I don't know if they are German either but they were great and unique. We just got back from Vienna and Budapest where they use s lot of paprika so I figured it would be good. Also I've been making a lot if spaetzle since my return from my trip so I wanted something unique to go with it. EXCELLENT UNIQUE MEATBALLS! Thank you for sharing!

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Cathy Field Finch June 06, 2016

These were so good. I made rice and an onion, garlic beef gravy to go with them. Family loved their dinner. My neighbor is a caterer and she loved them as well!

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tinkanilla October 29, 2014

Well, diner You did it again. I omitted the onions, but I made spaghetti and meatballs (your meatballs) and OMG. I love the fact that bacon was in this, and by far it beats any spaghetti sauce I have ever had. I have some leftover , and that is perfect for lunch for the kids today. Made for Football pool.

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weekend cooker January 16, 2009

I made these without the breadcrumbs as I was adding them to MsSally's Easy Low-Fat Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce. The only changes I made were to increase the garlic to 4 cloves (personal taste preference) and to use 1/2 shell of merlot rather than 1/2 shell of water. Loved the quaintness of the half shell measurement! And that you cleverly found a way of getting Zaar to accept that! When I see water in a recipe, my immediate response is "aha, opportunity to sneak in some wine!" Delicious meatballs. Loved that they had bacon in them, and loved the paprika... a small amount but it certainly added to the flavour. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Made for PRMR.

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bluemoon downunder December 07, 2008

Outstanding. I doubled the batch and used 1 lb of venison and 1 lb of turkey. Turned out fabulous and the deer flavor was non-existant (which makes me happy). I will use 10 tonight for spaghetti and meatballs, and will freeze the rest. I will definitely try out your recommended cream sauce though. Made for BEVY TAG. . .Potluck recipes. THANKS!

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JanuaryBride September 10, 2008
German Meatballs