Meatballs - Side Dish??

@babyhar (1339)
Canada
March 12, 2007 4:43pm CST
I am wanting to make meat balls sometime this week but I cannot come up with a side dish to have with them. I know there is of course the classic spaghetti that I could make with the meat balls. But I am not all to sure if I want to do this.. This time around.. As I may want to do something different this time. Does anyone have any good side dish recipes they could give me for meat balls? Or at least if you are going to give me a recipe for spaghetti to go with the meat balls.. Can you give me something different? I'd love to hear some of your idea's, along with recipes if you guys have the time to do so. Thanks for sharing with me in advance! xx
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Sweet and sour meatballs, Just take Kraft sweet and sour sauce and put over meatballs and serve with rice.
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@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
That sounds rather delicious! The minute you had said this.. I automatically was thinking I should make these sometime.. Thank you for passing on this idea on what I could do with my meatballs. I may actually do that this time around.. If not I definitely will keep it in mind for the next time I decide to make meat balls as a meal. Thank you once again! . . Thanks for sharing with me this idea! xx
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@Sarah1977 (496)
• United States
13 Mar 07
You could make the meatballs in a gravy instead of tomato sauce, and serve them with butter and garlic mashed potatoes and a green veggie. That's definitely something that I would do!
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@BarBaraPrz (14258)
• Hamilton, Ontario
13 Mar 07
ooooooo.... can I have some? That sounds delicious!
• United States
13 Mar 07
Ok, here is my meatball recipe. Meatball Sandwich Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 pound ground beef 3/4 cup bread crumbs 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, beaten 1 French baguette 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pinch salt, or to taste 1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 4 slices provolone cheese DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. In a medium bowl, gently mix by hand the ground beef, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and egg. Shape into 12 meatballs, and place in a baking dish. 3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cooked through. Meanwhile, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and remove some of the bread from the inside to make a well for the meatballs. Brush with olive oil, and season with garlic powder and salt. Slip the baguette into the oven during the last 5 minutes of the meatball's time, or until lightly toasted. 4. While the bread toasts, warm the spaghetti sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. When the meatballs are done, use a slotted spoon to transfer them to the sauce. Spoon onto the baguette and top with slices of provolone cheese. Return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to melt the cheese. Cool slightly, cut into servings, and enjoy! Here are my suggestions: Have meatball hoagie night and serve with chips. Or meatballs with potato salad or a nice macaroni salad. (Don't forget the baked beans) If serving in a brown gravy, how about plain buttered egg noodles that way you can ladle the gravy over the noodles. Yum!!! I hope my suggestions help!
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@babyhar (1339)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
Very interesting idea on what I could do with my meat balls! I know if I prepare them next time around I will most definitely keep this in mind! I know that my other half just loves meat ball sandwiches! I have never really had them.. So I am willing to try this sometime.. Thank you for the rather excellent idea! I will keep this in mind most definitely & will be thanking you later on if it's a big hit for dinner one night! . . Thank you once again! xx
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@crazynurse (7511)
• United States
12 Mar 07
When I make meatballs, I make them as the recipe calls for and bake them. Then I put a large can of tomato sauce on and into that I put loads of italian type spices. I put the meatballs in. I simmer for a while. The I buy sub rolls and mozzerrlla cheese slices. I make meatball subs! I cut a 'boat' out of the top of the bun, insert 5-6 meatballs with some sauce. Tear the cheese into strips and it melts due to the heat of the meatballs. I serve with eitehr french fries or chips...depending on how tired I am! I make the meatballs and freeze them...have this meal when I am tired in the evenings! Meatballs are also good over rice with the sauce I describe above.
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• United States
16 Mar 07
i do a simular thing but I make garlic bread out of the buns and melt the cheese that way and put the meat balls on it
@mom_of_2 (399)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
well my two favorite side dishes with meat balls aren't that original but I'll share anyway. First I like rice, you can make so many varieties. Plain steemed with butter and salt,steamed then fried with green onion and soy sauce, I also like to add beef boulion and mushrooms to the water before steaming rice. My other favorite side dish is stir fry. Saute any type of veggies you like then add a jar of pinapple sauce and continue to heat. MMMMM Now I'm off to make supper...suddenly I think I'm hungry..LOL
@mom_of_2 (399)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I also recommend visiting the website www.allrecipes.com Its a great place to find easy and delicious recipes...its very interactive as well. For example if you find a recipe you want to try, but its for a larger amount you can enter in the serving you want to make and it does the conversions. you do have to sign up but they dont load your email account up with offers ect..unless you request a daily recipe or their newsletter.
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• United States
13 Mar 07
for a change & a healthy cooking style : Steam your meatballs with slices of soft tofu , bell pepper , chopped onions and garlic , soy sauce & few drops of sesame oil . serve it with a bowl of rice and a side dish of garlic mixed vegetable like steaming also brocolli , carrots , corn kernel , snap peas & cauliflower then add little butter , salt & garlic powder before serving .
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• United States
13 Mar 07
Meatballs go great with mashed potatoes and gravy; add a tossed salad, and you have a very nice meal. You can also serve them with rice and gravy-or skip the gravy and opt for a flavored rice-asian or alfredo flavor-or even rice and broccoli. If that doesn't appeal to you, slice them and put them on a sandwich with some barbecue or sour cream and onion potato chips and cheese. You can melt the cheese if you like-but do that before you put the chips on or they'll be soggy. Add a big tall glass of grape kool-aid or orange soda and you have a "feast". LOL Enjoy and many blessings to you.
@ctinabina (386)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I think any vegetable would be a nice side dish. I am preferential to pairing asparagus with beef. To make the asparagus, just steam or quickly boil some cleaned stems. I would also recommend wide egg noodles as a side dish.
• United States
13 Mar 07
If you're tired of spaghetti, try serving the meatballs with a side of ravioli, stuffed shells, manicotti or penne. Another option is to serve the meatballs on a toatsed roll and top it with provolone chese-- then you have a meatball sandwich which goes great with french fries! Yum-- this is making me hungry!
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@kagandahan (1328)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
meatballs - versatility of meatballs
Meatball Soup INGREDIENTS 2 quarts water 20 small meatballs 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce 2 cubes beef bouillon cube 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme salt to taste ground black pepper to taste 2 stalks celery, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup elbow macaroni DIRECTIONS Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add meatballs, tomato sauce, bouillon, oregano, basil, thyme, salt and pepper to taste, celery, carrots, and garlic, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add macaroni and cook until pasta is done. Top with parmesan cheese to serve. Rice mix meatballs INGREDIENTS 1 (6.8 ounce) package beef flavored rice mix 1 egg, beaten 1 pound ground beef 2 1/2 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons cold water DIRECTIONS Set contents of rice seasoning packet aside. In a bowl, combine the rice and egg. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meatballs on all sides. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine reserved seasoning packet and boiling water. Add to skillet; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
@KrauseHome (28093)
• United States
16 Dec 12
Well, I know many times you can do meatballs like in stroganoff, or in any italian dish like lasagna, etc. Or serve with gravy over like mashed potatoes. Or serve with items like you would with meatloaf. These are just some of the ways I have had them.
• United States
30 Apr 10
i use this site (which is conveniently named) www.meatisnotasidedish.com/?s=meatballs They have many to choose from.
• Italy
5 Nov 07
You can use spaghetti as first dish and meat balls with salad.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I love this recipe, very tasty Sweet & Sour Meatballs ingredients for meatballs: 1 lb hamburg 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/3 cup onions 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce combine all ingredients and form approximately 50 meatballs bake on cookie sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for ten minutes. sauce ingredients 1 bottle (12 oz) chili sauce 1 jar (10 oz) grape jelly Heat jelly and chili sauce together in a saucepan, until the jelly is completely dissolved. Add the meatballs and cook for 1/2 hour
@BarBaraPrz (14258)
• Hamilton, Ontario
13 Mar 07
How about a casserole? Make 1" meatballs and roll in flour, then brown in frypan in a bit of oil. Place pumpkin cubes in greased casserole. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and grated onion, salt & pepper to taste. Top with meatballs. Cut up tomatoes and pour over all. Cover and bake at 350ºF until pumpkin is tender (about 1.5 hours). Stir partway through. To make six servings use 1.5 pounds lean ground beef, 2 pounds fresh pumpkin, 1.5 cups grated cheddar, 1 large can tomatoes.