When I was asked how these were different from regular meatballs, I answered that my mom never simmered the meatballs in a sauce. These are like hamburgers. How about packing them in your bento?
This is what my Israeli mother-in-law prepares when she needs one more dish. One night, when we were alone together, she taught me how to make these meatballs, as I documented the process with photos.
This recipe is easy enough that anyone could make them, and they have a rustic taste that anyone can enjoy.
Enjoy Japanese food around the world.