meatball on a roll

In the nordic countries a popular recipe for meat balls is a mixture of beef and pork mince. Ikea is selling Swedish meatballs.And their mixed meatballs are as popular as their Billy bookcase. Meatball on a roll is a great alternative to a hamburger. To this day Dutch people order warmed meat balls with hot peanut butter sauce on a white bun. At their local bar or cafetaria. For this recipe I used the traditional technique to make meatballs. But added grounded smoked pepper and chili powder to the mince. This in combination with grilled tomatoes on a strong roll. Is my  idea of comfort food. Go to how to make meatballs. And get started.


  • 125 gr. of beef mince
  • 125 gr. of pork mince
  • 1/2 tsp. of smoked sweet paprika powder
  • 1/8 tsp. of dried chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of freshly grounded pepper
  • 1 tbs. of oil
  • 1 tbs. of cream butter
  • 2 rolls
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. of fried garlic tomato sauce or mellow hot sauce

alternative ingredients


smoked sweet paprika powder  & dried chili powder ☜☟☞ paprika powder or a tiny, tiny bit of harissa, sambal, sriracha or other hot sauce

fried garlic tomato sauce or mellow hot sauce ☜☟☞ any sauce you like or you have stored in your fridge

oil & cream butter ☜☟☞ any fat or grease you’re used to apply when grilling minced meat (mince)


to serve with (list of options)

Potato Wedges
French Fries
Pickled Cucumber Salad
Tomato Carrot Red Pepper Soup


  • a Knife
  • a Cutting Board
  • a skillet
  • a spoon
  • a fork 
  • a clean kitchen towel


  1. Prepare and grill meatballs. Go for instructions ☞ How to make meatballs
  2. Let the balls rest in a closed container, outside the fridge
  3. Do not wash your skillet or casserole, you just used to grill meatballs
  4. Wash and towel dry tomatoes
  5. Hull tomatoes
  6. Slice each tomato into 4 wedges
  7. Turn on the heat
  8. Re-warm skillet or casserole
  9. When juices and fat start making hissing sounds, add the wedges
  10. Let them grill for 15 seconds (count back from 15 to 1)
  11. Turn them
  12. Repeat no.10
  13. Remove skillet or casserole from heat
  14. Slice open bread rolls
  15. Coat each side with your favourite hot sauce
  16. Cut each meatball into 4 slices
  17. Layer each bottom side of the roll with slices of meatball
  18. Top the slices with grilled wedges
  19. Serve as quick as possible

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