Lamb kofta with tomato curry sauce
The American Lamb Board has lots of meatball recipes, but this one, from the University of Northern Colorado, really stands out. Get the recipe.
Moroccan spiced turkey meatballs
Created by Morrison Healthcare, these meatballs are layered with fresh herbs and Middle Eastern spices.
Seared and sauced
Chef Danny Concepcion of Sam’s Club has great advice for meatballs that don’t wimp out: “I like to fry the meatball in about 2 inches of oil to over half of the meatball, then flip over to brown them evenly. Then, I take them out and put them on a sheet pan with a screen and finish them in the oven.”
These savory Asian-inspired meatballs are served by Bon Appetit at St. John’s College.
Lamb meatballs with blistered grapes
In this dish from the California Table Grape Commission and Chef George Paleogos, lamb meatballs are served with blistered red grapes, yuzu-honey yogurt and a drizzle of herb broth.
Spanish meatballs with chipotle sour glaze and tomato
The smoky flavors are powerful in this dish from The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley and Chef Jumoke Jackson. Manchego cheese, smoked paprika, cumin and coriander all play into it.
Veggie-packed meatball sub
These meatballs from Jones Dairy Farm are powered up by plants with a blend of pork sausage, sweet potato, spinach and quinoa.
Zoodles and meatballs
Zucchini zoodles are a way to update this classic, as shown here by Jones Dairy Farm.
Buffalo mozzarella stuffed meatballs
This beef/pork/sausage meatball is stuffed with real-deal Buffalo mozzarella, created by HHS Executive Chef John Andescavage of Parrish Medical Center.
HHS Executive Chef Wayne Schleder of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center uses a 50/50 blend of ground beef and ground bison for the best flavor and texture.
The bistro meatball
This classic meatball, topped with fresh basil and created by HHS Senior Living Division Chef Joe Grana, is found at the Elim Park Bistro.
Spicy chili crisp meatballs
Chili crisp is a condiment that’s been gaining momentum with its wow-worthy flavor and texture. HHS Chef Steven Starns has added chili crisp to the meatball mixture itself for an extra kick. His favorite way to serve is on a meatball sub.
Broccoli cheese balls
Sometimes cheese can stand in as the meatball protein, as seen in these vegetarian meatballs by HHS.
Vegan lemongrass meatball banh mi sub
The crisp, fresh flavors are really popping with on this banh mi variation by HHS Chefs Trula Hepner and Bill Fitzgerald. The meatballs get even more flavor avocado-cilantro mayo.
Open-faced turkey meatball sandwich
This recipe from the California Milk Advisory Board features curry-cucumber cheese spread, harissa aioli and garlicky turkey meatballs.