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Buletten mit Kartoffelbrei | Bake to the roots

Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 00:30
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 01:30
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Germany


Comfort food at its best: Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes. So good!



For the meatballs:
1 bread roll (from the day before), diced
3.4 fl. oz. (100ml) milk
some oil for frying
1 red onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
21 oz. (600g) minced meat (mixed)
1 medium egg
1 tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. oregano
salt, pepper

For the mashed potatoes:
25 oz. (700g) potatoes (floury)
2 garlic cloves, finely diced
3.4 fl. oz. (100ml) milk
1.8 oz. (50g) butter
1.8 oz. (50g) cream cheese
salt, pepper, fresh nutmeg
some chopped chives

For the sauce:
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1 cup (240ml) beef stock
1/4 cup (60ml) dry red wine
salt, pepper


1. Dice the bread roll for the meatballs and let it soak in the milk. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Heat up some oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until they got some color. Remove from heat and add to a large bowl. Add the minced meat, the soaked bread roll with the milk, the egg, the mustard, and the oregano, and season well with salt and pepper. Mix everything thoroughly, cover, and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Shape into 8 or 12 meatballs.

2. While the meat is in the fridge, prepare the potatoes. Clean the potatoes and cut off any green or bad spots. If you don’t like the skin, you can peel the potatoes, otherwise, just leave it on. Quarter the potatoes and add them to a large pot with cold salted water. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves, add to the pot as well and bring to a boil. Let cook for about 20 minutes – test with a knife if the potatoes are done. Drain the water and then return the pot to the stove and let the potatoes steam out for 1 minute. Keep moving them around in the pot. Heat up the milk and butter in a saucepan on the stove (or in the microwave) until the butter has melted and then add in batches to the potatoes alternating with the cream cheese, mashing and mixing with a potato masher until nicely mashed. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and then set aside and keep warm.

3. Heat up a large frying pan with some oil and fry the meatballs for about 10-12 minutes until cooked through and nicely browned. Remove the meatballs from the pan and keep warm.

4. In the same pan, melt the butter for the sauce, sprinkle the flour over it, and let it cook for a moment. Deglaze with the broth and wine and let the sauce cook and thicken a bit. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Serve the meatballs with the mashed potatoes and sauce, sprinkle with the chopped chives.


Enjoy cooking!

Keywords: meatballs, mashed potatoes, dinner, comfort food

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