Meatballs

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.

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Albóndigas with Mushrooms

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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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Swedish Meatballs

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In Sweden, making meatballs is a very social family affair. The more kids you can round up for the rolling the better, since a child's palm makes the perfect-size ball. When Fredrika Stjärne was young, she was a vegetarian and therefore a very unwilling participant! Now she has rejoined the world of carnivores and makes meatballs with her daughter and husband. She uses her father's recipe, with his secret ingredient (celery salt). Plus:  Great Comfort Food Recipes 

Sicilian-Style Meatballs

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Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli say that dried currants and pine nuts make these meatballs distinctly Sicilian. Plus: More Italian Dishes