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Piedmontese Meatballs

Use your Piedmontese Beef to create the perfect meatballs!

Use your Piedmontese Beef to create the perfect meatballs!

Piedmontese Meatballs

Recipe by Piedmontese

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped shallots
  • ¼ cup chopped leeks
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup milk, plus more as needed
  • 2 pounds 85% lean Certified Piedmontese ground beef
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • ¼ bunch fresh basil
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth, plus more as needed
  • 1½ cups bread crumbs (optional)
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
15 minutes

Instructions

  1. Sauté the garlic, shallots, and leeks in olive oil.
  2. In a blender, combine the sautéed garlic, shallots, and leeks with the fennel seeds, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and milk and blend.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the beef, cheese, eggs, fresh herbs, Dijon, Worcestershire, and broth with the milk mixture and mix.
  4. Form meatballs with #24 scoop (1¾ to 2 ounces per meatball). Roll each meatball in bread crumbs (optional) and transfer to a baking sheet.
  5. Cook at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and serve.