This Indonesian beef meatball is always a hit. Here’s a quick and easy recipe to recreate at home
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Prepare beef broth
- In a pot with 2L water, bring to boil and add 6 cloves minced garlic, 2 tsp pepper and 3 tsp salt into the boiling water. Add the beef ribs/bone, and let the broth simmer on low heat for an hour or more.
Step 2 - Mix batter and shape meatballs
- In a mixing bowl, add 4 cloves minced garlic, ½ tsp white pepper, and 3 tsp salt to minced beef and mix. When combined, add egg, iced water and sago flour. Mix well.
- Shape the meatballs batter into balls using an ice cream scoop, then roll with hands into a round shape.
Step 3 - Boil meatballs in broth
- Bring broth to a boil, then add meatballs in to cook for 5-6 minutes.
In Malang, Indonesia, a traditional bowl of bakso (or Bakso Malang) isn’t complete without noodle, tofu, siomay and fried wonton.
Plate and serve!
Serve broth with meatballs and garnish with chopped leek and fried shallots.