Juicy Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes and Cucumber Salad

Juicy Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes and Cucumber Salad

A true classic of German cuisine! Juicy meatballs in a light sauce with mashed potatoes and cucumber salad seasoned with dill.

Nutritional information:

Calories4249 kJ (1015 kcal)
Protein57 g
Fat50 g
Carbohydrates80 g
Fiber7 g


pot, potato masher, cutting board, non-stick frying pan, bowl, Spoon, cooking spoon, peeler, spatula, chef's knife

Recipe instructions:


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel and dice the potatoes into approx. ¾ in cubes. Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until tender.

  • Salt
  • 8.8 oz Potatoes (w/o skin)
    8.8 oz Potatoes (w/o skin)

Slice the cucumber thinly, finely chop the Slice the onion and add everything into a bowl.

  • ¼ Cucumber (~ 3.9 oz)
    ¼ Cucumber (~ 3.9 oz)
  • ½ Onion, yellow (~ 1.4 oz)
    ½ Onion, yellow (~ 1.4 oz)

Chop the dill and add into the bowl together with olive oil, vinegar, salt and honey. Mix well and set aside.

  • 1 twig of Dill weed, fresh or frozen (~ 1 ⁠½ tsp)
    1 twig of Dill weed, fresh or frozen (~ 1 ⁠½ tsp)
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
    1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp White wine vinegar
    1 tsp White wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Honey
    ½ tsp Honey

Melt the butter on medium heat. Stir in the flour and brown it for 1-2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock turn down the heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • 2 tsp Butter
    2 tsp Butter
  • 1 ⁠½ Tbsp Flour, all-purpose
    1 ⁠½ Tbsp Flour, all-purpose
  • ¾ cup Vegetable broth
    ¾ cup Vegetable broth

Season with soy sauce and pepper, bring to a boil for one last time and turn off the heat.

  • Soy sauce, light
    Soy sauce, light
  • Black pepper
    Black pepper

In a bowl mix the minced meat, breadcrumbs, egg, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper and form meatballs out of the dough.

  • 6.3 oz Ground beef
    6.3 oz Ground beef
  • ¼ cup Bread crumbs
    ¼ cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 Egg (~ 1.9 oz)
    1 Egg (~ 1.9 oz)
  • ¾ tsp Tomato paste
    ¾ tsp Tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
    Black pepper

Drain the potatoes. Add the milk and mash until creamy. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover with a lid to keep warm.

  • 1⁄3 cup Low fat milk
    1⁄3 cup Low fat milk
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
    Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg, ground
    ¼ tsp Nutmeg, ground

Heat the canola oil in a non stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs into the pan and fry for approx. 6-8 minutes until golden brown.

  • 1 tsp Canola oil
    1 tsp Canola oil

Serve the mashed potatoes with your cucumber salad, meatballs and sauce.


    Enjoy your meal!