One Pot German Meatballs & Potatoes

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In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

This week, I’ve partnered up with some of my favorite fellow food bloggers to promote the “Food Blogger Winter Games”, a series of recipe posts from each blogger highlighting different countries cuisines ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The country I selected to cook from was Germany and yesterday I shared a delicious recipe for Pork & Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls. Today, I’m sharing a new one pot recipe for German meatballs and potatoes. This is a great dinner recipe for all those fellow “meat and potato” lovers out there! And that creamy lemon caper sauce, O-M-G, I dare you not to drink it straight from the pan, it’s seriously so good!

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

Besides being seriously scrumptious, I love that this entire dish is made in one pot, keeping clean-up a breeze! I love my One Pot Recipes and keep them in constant rotation for weeknight dinners at my house.

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

Looking for new Chinese, Thai or Italian recipes? Check out these eight new recipes from my food blogger friends, all part of the “Food Blogger Winter Games”,  and be sure to head to my Instagram page for a huge “Food Blogger Winter Games” giveaway!

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In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!
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One Pot German Meatballs & Potatoes

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 668 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper divided
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3.5 oz jar capers drained
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb red potatoes quartered
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven, cook the diced onions & garlic 3-5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked onions and garlic, ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, paprika and oregano.
  3. Use your hands to roll the mixture into approximately 24 golf ball sized meatballs.
  4. In the same pot you cooked the diced onions, add an additional tablespoon of olive oil, bring to medium-high heat and place the meatballs in the pot, brown on all sides, 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the meatballs from the pot and set aside.
  6. Keep the pot over medium-high heat.
  7. Add flour to the pot with the drippings from the meatballs.
  8. Scrape up all of the meatball drippings and combine with the flour.
  9. Stir in the beef broth and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the remaining ½ tsp kosher salt and ½ tsp black pepper.
  11. Add the capers, lemon juice, lemon zest and bay leaf.
  12. Stir to combine, then add the meatballs back into the pot with the potatoes.
  13. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Before serving, add the sour cream to the pot and stir into the sauce.
  14. Optionally top with fresh chopped parsley when serving.

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In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!