The Meatball that Fell Off the Table

The Meatball that Fell Off the Table

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"Ok, so there are a ton of meatball recipes on this site. But nothing is quite like this one. Try it if you like savory, big meatballs to serve with whipped potatoes or egg noodles."


1 h servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender and lightly browned.
  2. Whisk the egg in a large bowl. Add the onion, ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic salt, coriander, nutmeg, parsley and pepper; mix well using your hands. Shape into meatballs using your hands or an ice cream scoop.
  3. Place the meatballs into the skillet, and set over medium-high heat. Cover, and cook until browned on the bottom. Turn, and continue cooking covered, until meatballs are browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Drain on a paper towel, and pour excess grease out of the skillet.
  4. Pour the cream of mushroom soup into the skillet, and stir in enough water so that it is still a fairly thick gravy. Return the meatballs to the skillet, and stir until coated. Serve over potatoes or egg noodles.
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  1. 115 Ratings


I baked these in a 425 degree oven rather than frying them... and I left out the sauce... but my family LOVED them! I made them about a month ago, and am going to make them again tonight! Thank ...

AWESOME!!!!!Just like my Mom makes.we loved it! The only changes I made were that I did not have coriader, but I used a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and I had Italian bread crumbs instead of plain...

The meatballs were very flavorful. I used dijon mustard instead of coriander and added about 1/3 cup of sour cream to the mushroom soup. It was delish! Husband liked it too!

I'm a new wife and made these for my husband over noodles. He asked me where I bought the meatballs. When I said I made them, He gave me a high five across the table. I made a smaller version...

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! I’ve only made meatballs a couple times in the past 15 years of marriage, mostly because *I* don’t like them even though it is one of hubby’s favorite meals. I wanted to m...

These are very satisfying and easy to prepare. Just watch them carefully when you're cooking them in the covered pot as they will burn easily. Once I turned my heat down and got them to brown in...

The meatballs seemed a little on the nutmeggy side to me (and I even added a bit less than called for). But I think once you add sour cream to the soup (as someone helpfully suggested already),...

I found these meatballs to be quite tasty-in a different sort of way. I'm glad I only put 1/2 tsp of the nutmeg, though, as someone suggested. I didn't have the mushroom soup, so I just made a w...

I love this recipe! I have made them several times, and I took them to a luncheon last week and was asked for the recipe several times. Thank you for the great recipe! PS Love the name!