Muesli Meatballs, Exciting Recipe With Video

Meatballs wrapped in muesli with homemade ketchup.

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I’ll show you my recipe muesli meatballs here.

You read that right, muesli and plantlets! This makes a muesli meatball.

You can coat these meatballs with granola and also add some granola to the meat mixture.

This is how it came about: Max Wittrock from mymüsli sent me ingenious types of muesli and I experimented with them.

The different muesli variants inspired me. So I tried some crazy ideas on “cooking with muesli”.

Muesli with milk, everyone can do that! I changed my mind and tried something different.

My test eaters loved it!

The children found the new creation very exciting. -> Muesli meatballs -> I wish you the best of luck!

1. Recipe Meatballs With Muesli

Here are the instructions for meatballs, meatballs or meatballs with muesli.

I wish you good luck!

Meatballs With Muesli And Homemade Ketchup

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1005
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Easy instructions for making meatballs with granola.

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Meatballs wrapped in muesli with homemade ketchup.
Meatballs Recipe With Müsli.


Meatballs or meatball mass

350 g minced meat (I used half pork/beef)

Homemade tomato ketchup

1 Pieces onions
1 tbsp corn oil
some brown can sugar
3 Slices Ginger
1 Can canned tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Meatballs or meatball mass

0,25 bunch Parsley
180 g Müsli (Bircher muesli, muesli without chocolate)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Pieces eggs
0,5 Pieces glove of garlic
primal salt
black ground pepper


ground beef
Beef prepared as minced meat

Ground beef

Prepare the ground beef in a bowl.


Always process and cook fresh minced meat within 24 hours.

Finely dice the onion.
Dice the onion halves.

Prepare onions

Peel the onion and dice finely, put half of the diced onion in a saucepan to sauté.

Place the other half in a bowl for the minced meat mixture.

Sweat onion cubes
Sauté the diced onions

Sweat onions

Sauté the diced onions in a saucepan with a little oil.

Lightly caramelize with some brown sugar.

ginger and turmeric
Finely chop the ginger and turmeric

Prepare ginger

Peel ginger, then slice and finely dice.

-> You can optionally add turmeric.

Tomato sauce in the pan
Tomatoes in the pan.

Prepare ketchup

Add the ginger and the canned tomatoes to the onion in the pot.

Gently simmer the tomato ketchup.

Season the sauce with a little balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

Ground mass for meatballs, meatballs, meatballs or meatballs
Prepare and season the minced meat mass.

Prepare mincemeat

Pluck the parsley and chop finely, add to the onions in the bowl.

Add the minced meat and cover with half of the muesli.

Add mustard, egg and finely diced garlic.

Mix well and season generously with salt and pepper.

Portion meatballs
Portioning the meatballs

Portion mincemeat

Portion the muesli meatballs.

For an even result, use an ice cream scoop or a small ladle.

Evenly portioned meatballs.
Portion the mincemeat evenly and shape as desired. Here we have formed meatballs.

Form meatballs

Wet your hands with cold water.

Shape muesli patties evenly.

Bread meatballs with muesli.

Prepare for frying in the pan.

Meatballs wrapped in muesli with homemade ketchup.
Meatballs Recipe With Müsli.


Slowly fry the plants in the hot pan with oil for 8-12 minutes on both sides.

Serve with the tomato ginger dip or ketchup.


Cold barbecue sauces or cold sauces based on mayonnaise. Good luck!

Binding ketchup:

You can bind the tomato dip quite easily by adding tomato paste.

Another variant is to bind with cornstarch:

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a little cold water.

Bring the tomato sauce to the boil and slowly add the starch water.

Continue to cook and thicken the sauce.

Optionally, you can also mix your ketchup and strain it through a sieve.



Each granola offers you a different taste experience: granola with raisins, cranberries and other fruits bring a varied taste to the mince. You can also serve your meatballs with other sauces: Cold BBQ sauces or cold mayonnaise sauces. Turns out great!

Tie ketchup:

You can easily bind the tomato dip by adding tomato paste.

Another variation is to thicken with cornstarch:

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a little cold water.

Boil the tomato sauce and slowly add the starch water.

Continue cooking the sauce to thicken it.

Optionally, you can also mix your ketchup and pass it through a sieve.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Prepare Muesli Meatballs

I have already published a large article on the subject of meatballs .

There you will find the Bavarian classic with all the tips from star gastronomy.

I had already added basic meatballs elsewhere.

Today I combine an ingenious muesli with a planter. The muesli is used as a kind of breading.

The patties get a crispy muesli coating and I serve them a homemade tomato ketchup.

Whether you end up making meatballs, meatballs, meatballs or meatballs is up to you.

Good idea: meatballs with muesli coating!

Breading new tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Tender rolled oats photographed from above in a jar.

4. Prepare the minced meat mixture for meatballs

The minced meat from the butcher must always be processed and cooked through within 24 hours.

This is about kitchen hygiene, clean work and healthy eating.

The minced meat mass for the patties consists of half beef and half pork. The mass is simply seasoned:

Mustard, garlic, parsley, diced onion, eggs, salt and pepper will do just fine .

As an exception, I refrain from using other herbs and aromatics so that the muesli can have the most flavor.

The crispy muesli coat has it all. In addition to an exciting mouthfeel, the sweet muesli ingredients create an interesting contrast.

Always process minced meat promptly, within 24 hours!

Ground beef preparation rule by chef Thomas Sixt
Ground mass for meatballs, meatballs, meatballs or meatballs
Prepare and season the minced meat mass.

5. Portion the Meatballs Evenly

To ensure that your meatballs, meatballs or meatballs are the same size, I recommend portioning the minced meat mixture before shaping.

Use an ice cream scoop for small portions, a small scoop for larger portions.

Dip your scoop in cold water and portion out the same amount of minced meat each time.

Evenly portioned meatballs.
Portion the mincemeat evenly and shape as desired. Here we have formed meatballs.

6. Form Meatballs And Coat With Muesli, Than Fry

Wet your hands with cold water and shape the previously portioned heaps of minced meat evenly.

You can form flat or higher patties, as well as balls, which you then finish off as meatballs.

Prepare the muesli on a plate and bread the patties by carefully rolling and pressing in the muesli.

Now it goes straight into the pan, you can fry patties, patties or meatballs in a little fat or oil.

If you’ve decided to make meatballs, I recommend deep frying them.

Pan fry fish cakes
The fish meatballs while frying in the pan.

7. Make Your Own Tomato Ketchup

For the tomato ketchup…

To avoid lumps:

Stir a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch into 80 ml of cold water.

Then gradually pour the dissolved cornstarch into the boiling ketchup until the desired binding is achieved.

Mix the cornstarch.
Mixing cornstarch to bind.

8. More Interesting Minced Meat Recipes

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  • The pictures make my mouth water :-O 😀


    • Hello Ramon… after cooking please! Kind regards Thomas


  • Hi Thomas, this is a very nice recipe. I like the grains in the burgers. Keep it up. Good luck, T


    • Thank you! I wish you continued success! Greetings Thomas