9 March is National Meatball Day

When you have a spaghetti plate, nothing completes it until you not only sprinkle that Parmesan cheese onto it but when you place a few meatballs in the dish. The meatballs are what make the pasta dish special. And, let’s not deny that meatballs are simply delicious! You want to enjoy that yummy food on National Meatball Day.

March 9th is the day for you to enjoy making a meatball dish or to add meatballs to your pasta because that is National Meatball Day. Italian cuisine is not the only cuisine that includes meatballs as this delicious ball of meat can be found in other cultures, such as Chinese cuisine and Spanish, Portuguese, Middle Eastern, and so on! Meatballs on their own can make a delicious American dish too.

Making meatballs is so easy, even though recipes can differ. However, the typical meatball is made by using minced beef, pork, or lamb. It can be a mix of all three meat or just one type of meat. Whatever minced meat you use, you will want to add breadcrumbs, eggs, spices, and other ingredients that depend on the meatball recipe. When you mix the elements with the meat, you will roll the meat up in balls. You can then either braise them, fry them, or bake them. However, you prepare your meatballs are up to you. Just know that however they turn out, they will be incredibly delicious, and the beauty is that meatball recipes are so easy to follow. Therefore, meatballs are easy to make, and they provide you with a lot of taste by using a small amount of effort.

History Of National Meatball Day

Unfortunately, the reason that March 9th is National Meatball Day cannot be traced as it was established by a meatball lover, obviously. There are so many meatball lovers that one cannot be pinpointed. However, the history of meatballs goes back to the second century BCE in China, which was the first one created. Then, the food’s popularity picked up in the Middle East and then across Europe for a few thousand years. However, meatballs did not come to the USA directly from Italy, which surprises many people. Italian-Americans are the ones who created the spaghetti and meatballs dish, and they were the ones who introduced the dish to Italy.

How To Celebrate National Meatball Day

You can have a lot of fun on National Meatball Day. You can either find a meatball recipe online or take out an old recipe book, and make your favorite meatball dish. Or, you can go to a restaurant and order a dish with meatballs! However you enjoy your meatballs, share the post by using #NationalMeatballDay on social media.

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