Balls made of minced and chopped meat tastes brilliant when the right proportion of ingredients is used. Meatballs can be cooked in several methods. Though the process is quite easy, knowing the best recipe will make you an expert in the same. Tender and juicy meatballs are now just a few steps ahead when you follow this recipe below.
Tender And Juicy Meatballs
Several processes like frying, steaming, baking, or braising in the sauce can be followed to prepare meatballs. Each method requires the right proportion of ingredients and special care. As meatballs cooked in different processes taste different, it is essential to know which one you prefer. This recipe follows the deep frying method. Also, it is vital to use fresh bread crumbs as that will make the preparation taste better. Using fresh cheese instead of the canned ones will also add to the taste quotient.
Beef: 1 pound (ground)
Veal: ½ pound (ground)
Pork: ½ pound (ground)
Garlic: 2 cloves (minced)
Romano cheese: 1 cup (freshly grated)
Italian flat-leaf parsley: 1 ½ tablespoon (chopped)
Italian bread: 2 cups (crumbled)
Lukewarm water: 1 ½ cups
Olive oil: 1 cup
Salt: to taste
Black pepper (ground): to taste
In a large bowl, add ground beef, pork, and veal. Combine these well. To this mixture, add eggs, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mix all the ingredients with your hands. Now, add the bread crumbs and combine. When the dough forms into a tight texture, start adding water and mix it into the dough. You need to add ½ teaspoon water at a time. After adding water, the mixture will be moist enough, and yet it will hold its shape when shaped into balls. Now, shape the dough into small meatballs.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Fry the meatballs until they are deep brown. The perfect meatballs should be crisp at the outside and tender from inside. Once they are fried, place them on a paper towel by draining the oil. While frying, if you notice that the meatballs are too wet, you need to cover the skillet so that they hold their shapes better.
Per serving of these tasty meatballs would contain approximately 615 calories, 27 g protein, 6.9 g carbohydrates, 53.8 g fat, 150 mg cholesterol, and 335 mg sodium. Moreover, if you prepare a dish with the meatballs, the nutrients will vary depending upon the other ingredients.
Meatball Mac And Cheese
Here is an easy recipe that will help you to use the left-over meatballs. In fact, this old formula is ideal for dinner or brunch. Boil macaroni until tender and keep them aside after draining water. Make the white sauce in a pan by mixing milk, cheese, butter, and flour. Now, add the meatballs and cheese sauce into the cooked macaroni. Add salt and pepper, if required. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a baking dish, bake this for at least twenty minutes. Once the preparation is done, serve the mac and cheese along with wine or lemonade.