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Grilling: MOINK Balls

If you're a barbecue blog reader, chances are you've already encountered the MOINK ball—a food concoction attributed to Larry Gaian of Embers and Flame that consists of a frozen beef meatball wrapped in bacon and then grilled or smoked (seasoning the MOINK with a rub and finishing with a brushing of sauce is common, but not required). We held onto the MOINK's inherent simplicity and took it up a notch with this homemade mix. More

MOINK Balls

The simplicity of the MOINK ball—an all-beef meatball wrapped in bacon and grilled or smoked—is part of the attraction. Here, we take it up a notch with our very own homemade mix. More

Video: Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

After our recent trip to Morocco, one ingredient that really stuck with me was cumin. I haven't always been a huge fan of the spice, but in Morocco it arrives un-toasted and in large quantities. I was shocked to see how much was used on the lamb meatballs served on the street. But as soon as I took a taste, I was converted. More

A Sandwich a Day: Ukrainian Meatball Hero at Veselka

The Ukrainian Meatball Hero is one of the four signature sandwiches at Veselka, and for good reason. That's not a classic baguette you're looking at—it's challah (for real!) rolled into the shape of a baguette, then baked and split open. The soft, eggy loaf is topped with four sizable meatballs, a scattering of sauerkraut and, the final touch, a generous ladle of mushroom gravy. More

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