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Travel Around The World With Meatball Recipes (PHOTOS)

Like dumplings, every culture has its meatball.
01/11/2012 05:43pm ET | Updated January 23, 2014

Like dumplings, every culture has a meatball recipe. From Italy to Sweden to China and beyond, the delicious reward of rolling ground meat and spices together seems to be a pretty universal concept.

Whether you want to tuck into a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, wolf down a meatball sub in front of the game or throw a cocktail party with mini-meatballs, we'd be hard-pressed to find an occasion that they weren't appropriate for (yes, you can even make vegetarian versions, if you're into that kind of thing). We found some of our favorite meatballs from around the world to share with you today. Let us know if we missed your favorite version, and bonus points will be awarded to anyone who throws a Meatballs of the World party.

1
Italian Meatballs
Simply Recipes
2
Swedish Meatballs
Simply Recipes
3
Extra Tender Meatballs
James Ransom/Food52
4
Mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
John Kernick
5
Albondigas Soup
Simply Recipes
6
Veal And Ricotta Meatballs In Tomato Sauce
Stephen Davis Phillips
7
Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs
James Ransom/Food52
8
Grilled Beef Meatball Subs
Bev Cooks
9
Shanghainese Lion's Head Meatballs
James Ransom/Food52
10
Chipotle Meatballs
Simply Recipes
11
Cheesy Stuffed Meatball Sliders
How Sweet It Is
12
Kofta Meatballs With Sweet And Sour Cherry Sauce
Steamy Kitchen
13
Sophia Loren's Meatballs
Mimi Thorisson/Manger
14
Braised Pork And Fennel Meatballs
Frances Janisch
15
Cannellini Bean Vegetarian “Meatballs” With Tomato Sauce
Cookin' Canuck
16
Lamb Meatballs With Yogurt, Eggs And Mint
David Loftus
17
Meatballs In Almond Sauce
Jason Lowe
18
Walnut Bella "Meatball" Subs
Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
19
Tandoori Lamb Meatballs
John Kernick
20
Veggie Balls
John Kernick
Get the Veggie Balls recipe

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