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Filipino Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs are small amount of ground meat (e.g. pork, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, seafood) that are shaped or rolled into small balls. Usually, other ingredients like spices, vegetables, bread crumbs, flour, and eggs are added or mixed to the ground meat before being formed or shaped in balls, normally rolled by hand. The meatballs are then fried, baked, grilled, steamed, braised, or whatever cooking method a particular cooking tradition would like to use. Meatballs can be directly eaten as is, or be added to other dishes such as soups and noodles. .

All over the world, almost all cooking traditions have their own names and version of meatballs. In the Philippines, Filipino meatballs are called Bola-Bola. Traditionally, it is prepared by mixing the ground beef or pork (or combination) with onion, garlic, salt and pepper, soy sauce, eggs, flour or breadcrumbs. Sometimes, carrots and turnip (singkamas) are added to the mixture as extenders. On special occasions, Philippine meatballs or Bola-Bola are served in the dining table as starters or main entree menu with homemade gravy, sweet and sour sauce, or plain catsup as dipping. Filipino meatballs are commonly added with Misua Soup and Philippine style Spaghetti.

Meat Balls

Meatballs (Bola-Bola) Ingredients:

1 kilo ground pork or beef
1 onion; minced
1 tablespoon garlic; minced
3 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup flour
Salt
Ground pepper
Soy sauce
Tomato catsup (for dipping)

Meatballs (Bola-Bola) Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, mix all ingredients. Season with salt, soy sauce, and pepper according to taste. Form a ball 1” diameter out of the mixture. Deep fry the meat balls until golden brown. Drain in a plate with paper towel and serve with tomato catsup.

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Comments (20)

masarap..try ko lutuin yan..tnx sa info
#20 - raquel murllo - 05/24/2014 - 04:13
Dipping sauce
Dipping Sauce: Mix one cup of water, 5 tablespoons of cornstarch, one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablespoon of pineapple juice (if any but not necessary), one tablespoon of sugar, one tablespoon of soy sauce, and salt and pepper to taste in a saucepan. Simmer mixture until it becomes a sweet and sour sauce.
#19 - joanna - 10/12/2013 - 22:25
MEATBALLS
Whoooh ... thnks for the recipe. I hoped you can give us the sauce or the dippings for bola-bola... 'Cause my mom really wanted to have the dippings.:-)
#18 - Sophia Malicay - 10/12/2013 - 20:55
Thank you for the bola2X recipe. I'll try this at home...
#17 - Annie Lafradez - 09/14/2013 - 22:52
thanks for sharing ur recipe. my beautiful sister really liked it! :-)
#16 - Desmond lim - 03/11/2013 - 05:59
SO DO I NEED TO PUT CATSUP TOO IN THE MIXTURE... WAT IM ASKING IS, IS CATSSUP HERE ONLY FOR SAUCE OR ITS MIXED TOO IN THE BOLA BOLA...
#15 - KARLA - 09/10/2012 - 02:48
Bola-Bola
I never served Bola-Bola alone with Catsup. What I do is, I make Sweet and Sour Bola Bola for I can add vegetables in It. Try It!
#14 - Joanna - 04/09/2012 - 07:21
Rapsa!! sogbu ang tomgu.!
#13 - botong - 03/19/2012 - 14:25
wala lang..
wow..love it..i really want to
try this in our home..
Filipino bola-bola
is the best.

Recarz:-D:-D
#12 - recar Galleros - 03/13/2012 - 23:10
SARAP!
#11 - LIZAROSESANTOS - 03/09/2012 - 19:27
YUM!
I tried so many meatball/bola bola recipes, this is the best B-) SO GOOD!:-D
#10 - Jelly - 11/18/2011 - 20:55
yammy
lut it very delicious...;-)
#9 - nice - 10/28/2011 - 18:55
juicy meatball
nice recipe,
the more the chopped onion, the juicier the meatballs are, juicy inside crunchy outside, yum yum, :)
#8 - ogz5 - 08/24/2011 - 01:56
i love it,tnx 4 sharing ur recipe.i want to try ur recipe for my kids im sure they like it. thanx....
#7 - lennie - 08/04/2011 - 06:46
nice recipe i like it:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D
#6 - shameahericaforro - 07/11/2011 - 05:06
:-)...nyc n yummy...tnx po sa pag share ng recipe nyo!!i luv it!!!
#5 - Joy Edelweiss - 07/09/2011 - 06:43
:-D ang sarap.....tnx
#4 - nachorliezle@yahoo.com - 04/10/2011 - 18:03
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nice recipe..
thanks for sharing it with us.
#3 - Ma.Estela celis - 03/07/2011 - 20:20
you may add chopped or diced pasas
#2 - aida - 08/05/2010 - 00:33
very good recipes you have. hope you can email me some new recipes. thanks
#1 - Reggie Cagalitan - 03/10/2010 - 20:00
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