Polish Meatballs Aka Kotlety

"This is a Polish meatball type dish that is best made with higher quality ground beef. I prefer grass fed, but its certainly easy and tasty either way. I can be easily doubled for more people. Goes well with potatoes, but most carbs will do."
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8 kotlety


  • Kotlety

  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey, or pork, whatever, mix a few if you like)
  • 12 medium onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 egg
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon marjoram
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs or 1 slice bread, soaked in warm water and made mushy
  • Sauce

  • 8 ounces mixed mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 14 cup heavy cream


  • Mix all ingredients for the kotlety in a bowl till everything comes together.
  • Make golf-ball sized, or a bit larger, balls with the meat and place on a plate until needed.
  • Heat a large skillet and use your preferred oil/fat, then turn the heat down low once it's heated all the way through.
  • Put the meat on, it should sizzle lightly. If it doesn't, your heat is too low.
  • Each kotlet should be cooked for a 3-4 minutes per side, then flipped. It will take a little time to heat them all the way through, slice with a knife if unsure.
  • Once all the kotlety are cooked, put them to the side.
  • Keep the heat low, and sautee the mushrooms in the pan, making sure all the browned bits and fat coat them.
  • Once the mushrooms are cooked, add the heavy cream and deglaze the pan.
  • Serve kotlely, pour sauce on top.

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  1. Ah yess but our Version no marjoram lots an lots of parsley an dill dill dill, coating of Bread crumbs then fried an backed in the oven wonderful


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