Dinner/ Red Meat

Boulèt (Haitian Meatballs)

I love meatballs! What’s not to love about ground beef or turkey (the choice is yours) that has been seasoned with garlic, onions and peppers;

Then rolled into a ball, dredged in flour…
And fried to perfection…
Sounds delicious right? That’s because it is delicious! I’m not a spicy food lover but I do love the slight spiciness of Haitian style meatballs. If you’re not a spicy food lover you can just omit adding the pikliz juice altogether. I love to eat my meatballs served with white rice, Haitian sauce and sòs pwa nwa (black bean puree). Yummy Yum Yum Yum!
If you want to take the taste of your sauce up a notch, place 3-4 fried meatballs in it and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes, I’ll show you how to do that in the video. If you’ve never had Haitian style meatballs you are in for a treat. I hope you try these and love them as much as I do.

Watch me make Boulet here:

Boulèt (Haitian Meatballs)

Print Recipe
Serves: 5-8 Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup finely minced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 2 tablespoon epis
  • 2-3 tablespoon pikliz juice
  • 2 slices of bread (trim edges) soaked in 1/3 cups of water, squeeze out water
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oil



In a large bowl add ground beef, peppers, onions, garlic, bread, epis, dry spices, pikliz and mix making sure to incorporate each ingredient very well.


When well combined, roll into golf ball sized meatballs. Lightly coat each meatball with flour then fry in oil in a medium size pan on medium heat; cook until evenly browned.


Drain meatballs on plate lined with a paper towel. Will yield 18 to 20 meatballs.


Add 1 ½ tbsp. of lemon juice, vinegar or hot pepper sauce to meat before cooking if you decide to omit the pikliz juice.

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  • Gardenhippie
    January 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I have become good friends with a lovely woman from Haiti, she is very loving and caring and she calls me her sister now. She is always cooking something for me special as I try to help her out as much as I can. I happen along your blog and it made me feel good as these meatballs are one of the many things she makes for me. She makes up the mix and I take them home coat them in flour and fry them up, yum yum. I am away and when I come back we are going to make fish with a delicious spicy sauce that she has made for me in the past. But she is going to teach me how to make it. Thank you for reminding me of my wonderful friend. Your recipes sounds wonderful and I thank you for your blog.

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