Kotlecky (Ukrainian Meatballs)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I can't remember where I got this recipe but we love them. I've been making them for years. They are delicious and economical. A good way to make a little meat go a long way! I like to serve them with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Squeeze the milk out of the bread and discard.
  2. Mix together with the meats, onion, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper and sour cream.
  3. Mix well, then shape into 8 large balls.
  4. Brown the balls in hot oil, then place in a oven proof casserole dish.
  5. Bake covered, for 30 minutes at 325*F.
  6. Remove cover and bake 15 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

4 5

This turned out really well. A little bland, I'll add more seasoning next time. I used all ground beef as we don't usually eat pork. I used my ice cream scoop to get large balls and not get my hands messy lol. I froze some of these. Just followed the recipe to the point of cooking in the oven and froze instead. Then thawed on the counter and cooked as directed. This is a very easy recipe to make large quantities of for OAMC I served it with roasted potatoes and scratch gravy.