Meatballs are a cross between a hamburger patty and a meatloaf. They are very popular in a variety of dishes and can be found in cuisine from all across the world! They are the perfect food to make ahead and freeze, plus they are simple and easy to make. Meatballs are even a great way to introduce young kids to cooking as they require a lot of hands-on interaction to prepare and make, while the measurements are simple and easy to understand!


1. Where did meatballs come from?

When people hear the word "meatball," most of them think of the famous Italian dish spaghetti and meatballs or even of Swedish meatballs. However, while no one is sure exactly where they originated from, most people believe the first meatballs were created centuries ago by the Persians for a dish called kofta. Nearly every culture and region in the world have some sort of meatball dish!

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