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Easy meatballs with cabbage recipe

Meatballs with Napa/Nappa cabbage – soft and juicy!

Today, I've got a different version of meatballs (pulpety or klopsiki) which I have prepared together with my mum. This time we used ham meat with the addition of Napa/Nappa cabbage. It's an easy dinner recipe. The way of preparing these is similar to a previous recipe which I have posted (turkey meatballs).

And you can always freeze the meatballs and keep them for a rainy day πŸ’.


Meatballs with cabbage

Fantastic combination of meat, herbs and tomato sauce



  • Ham meat (500g)
  • Napa/Nappa cabbage (x1)
  • Water (500ml)
  • Garlic powder (x1 teaspoon) or x2 garlic cloves (if you like, you can add more)
  • Marjoram (x1 pinch)
  • Bay leaves (4-5)
  • Allspice (x4)
  • Basil (x1 teaspoon)
  • Herbes de Provence (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Tomato concentrate (x4 teaspoons)
  • ADDITIONALLY* - 2 tablespoons of flour + 200ml of water


  1. Add meat, chopped Napa/Nappa cabbage, salt and pepper and mix everything till smooth consistency.
  2. Shape meatballs a bit bigger than walnut, coat them in flour and fry them lightly on each side.
  3. Boil water, add meatballs, marjoram, allspice, bay leaves, herbes de Provence, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. At the end, thicken the sauce (2 tablespoons of flour + 200ml of water), stirring the mixture constantly. Pour into the pot and boil for a moment till sauce appears thick. Serve with your favourite things.

Recipe by

Emilia Mig and mom

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