Swabian Meatballs (Fleischkuechle)

Swabian Meatballs (Fleischkuechle)

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"Only in the German state of Swabia is this dish called 'Fleischkuechle.' In Bavaria, they are called 'Fleischpflanzerl.' In Berlin, they say 'Buletten,' while throughout all of Germany they are known as 'Frikadellen.'"


42 m servings 195 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 123 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour the milk into a bowl; soak the rolls in the milk for about 15 minutes.
  2. Place the milk-soaked rolls, beef, pork, eggs, onion, parsley, marjoram, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix with your hands until evenly combined. Divide the mixture into eight portions and roll them into balls. Flatten the balls to make 1-inch thick patties.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Fry each patty in the melted butter until meat has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (72 degrees C), about 6 minutes each side. These can be served either hot or cold.
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  1. 33 Ratings


I have wanted a perfect german meatball recipe for YEARS,this is even better than my german grandmothers!!!This tastes exactly like the meatballs I buy at a local deli that my family loves. I di...

I made these meatballs to put into baked spaghetti. The flavor in this recipe is FANTASTIC...I served 6 people and even the picky eater ate them. I liked the method of soaking the bread in the...

My kinder are very picky about food. They completely demolished this recipe. Very tasty. The butter is a must, it absorbed well by the bread. ( I used an extra roll to reduce the potential sogg...

Very good mellow seasoning and the pork makes it very tasty. Be sure to drain about 70% of the fat or you'll feel queasy after! Flavors improve after a day.

I grated one half of an onion instead of mincing it and I made 1 inch meatballs instead of patties. I made no other changes. I made a homemade cream sauce to go over it (think Swedish Meatballs)...

Made recipe exactly and the whole family loved it. The leftovers were added to spaghetti sauce and again was well received.

Tasted absolutly fab. Whole family loved it. I served them with brown gravy over egg noodles. The only problem I had was the meatballs tended to fall apart while frying so I had to tranfer them...

Pretty tasty. I did try it plain (good taste) and with ketchup on top (still good but more meatloafy taste).

This was filling and it really stretched a pound of meat to several servings. These were very moist inside and had a nice crisp crust on the outside. I thought it was really bland though and it ...