A meatball recipe can be incredibly personal to a cook. From the type of meat used to the amount of bread or breadcrumbs in the mix, the recipe will change with each person you talk to. And the variation will likely depend on the type of meatball that person ate growing up. Chef Magnus Nilsson likes to follow his grandmother's recipe by soaking breadcrumbs in milk and cream to create super tender meatballs. He uses equal pats ground beef and ground pork and serves the dish with lingonberry jam and mashed potatoes. Use Food & Wine's guide to see what other delicious family meatball recipes you can dig up.

Albóndigas with Mushrooms

These Spanish-style meatballs are prepared with a quick béchamel, which makes them wonderfully moist and tender. They’re cooked in a deeply flavorful tomato-based sauce made with wine and brandy, then topped with crisp mushrooms. Slideshow: More Meatball Recipes
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Our 34 Best Meatball Recipes

From juicy slow-cooker meatballs to tender glazed cocktail meatballs, here are some of our favorite recipes to make year-round.
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6 Ways to Use Leftover Meatballs

Here are six ways to transform leftover meatballs into a new meal.
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Olive-Mint Pesto Meatballs with Fettuccine

Some cooks are surprised when Grace Parisi tells them she mixes pesto into meatballs to add flavor quickly. If you're pressed for time, good store-bought pesto works too. Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips
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Norwegian Meatballs

In Scandilicious, her new cookbook, London-based Signe Johansen shares her unusual cocoa-sauced meatball recipe.    More Meatball Recipes  
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