Festive Hot Dish: Delicious Meatballs

This Festive Hot Dish features Delicious Meatballs that are perfect for any celebration. These meatballs are packed with flavor and easy to make, making them an excellent addition to your festive table. Juicy, tender, and seasoned to perfection, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends.


For the Meatballs:

  • 600g minced meat
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 slices of bread, soaked in milk or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Bread: Start by soaking the slices of bread in milk or water until they are completely soft. Once soaked, squeeze out any excess liquid and crumble the bread into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine Ingredients: Add the minced meat to the bowl with the crumbled bread. Next, include the finely diced onion and crushed garlic.
  3. Season the Mixture: Season the meat mixture with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix everything together thoroughly until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Form the Meatballs: Using your hands, shape the mixture into small, evenly sized meatballs. Aim for about the size of a golf ball to ensure even cooking.
  5. Cook the Meatballs:
    • Stovetop Method: Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a bit of oil. Cook the meatballs in batches, turning them occasionally, until they are browned on all sides and cooked through. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
    • Oven Method: Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Position the meatballs evenly on a baking tray, ensuring they’re not overcrowded, and line the tray with parchment paper. Bake them for 20-25 minutes until they turn golden brown and are fully cooked.
  6. Serve: Once cooked, remove the meatballs from the skillet or oven. Serve them hot with your favorite sides, or incorporate them into a festive dish with a rich sauce or gravy.


These Festive Meatballs are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether served as an appetizer, a main course, or part of a grand festive spread, they are sure to delight your guests. Easy to prepare and full of flavor, these meatballs are a festive treat that will make any occasion special. Enjoy this delightful dish with your loved ones and celebrate the festive season with great taste!