Why do we love meatballs? Could it be the visceral appeal of rolling the tiny rounds of meat together with our hands? Or do we love them because each culture has its own version? Whatever your special meatball recipe, the meaty rounds bring warmth and heartiness to any dinner table — a quality that we all love.
With so many variations of meatballs and meatball dishes, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing with a Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with great meatball dishes. Here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.