dish made from ground meat rolled into a small ball-like form

A meatball is meat that is ground up (finely cut), mixed with other ingredients, then shaped like a ball. Most meatballs are made out of beef. Meatballs can also be made out of chicken, fish, or other kinds of meat. The other ingredients (parts) are usually bread, onion, and eggs. Meatballs can be cooked by frying, baking, or steaming them. Meatballs are sometimes served with pasta or in a sauce. Meatballs originated from Turkey.[1]


Italian meatballs have 250 calories (170 fat calories).[2] One big meatball has 85 calories in it.[3] Some meatballs may have 219.2 calories in it.[4]