Prime Beef Meatballs

Prime Beef Meatballs
Staff Writer
Prime Beef Meatballs
Anjali Pinto
Prime Beef Meatballs

This dish is hearty, features clean and authentic flavors, and is perfect for when the cool weather settles in. These meatballs are on the menu at RPM Italian, located in Chicago, where they're a popular dish with diners.

6
Servings
606
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  cooked onions
  • 1  Cup  whole milk
  • 3/4  Cups  pecorino romano
  • 1  Tablespoon  garlic confit*
  • 1/2  Cup  flat-leaf parsley, chopped, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 1  Tablespoon  salt
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  black pepper
  • 2 1/2  Pounds  USDA Prime ground beef
  • 1  Cup  tomato sauce
  • Grated Parmesan, to taste
  • Basil leaves, for garnish

Directions

Combine the breadcrumbs, eggs, onions, milk, pecorino, garlic confit, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the ground beef and mix by hand until just combined. Scoop approximately 2 ounces of the meat mixture to form each meatball and arrange in a baking dish. Chill in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Bake for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, bring the tomato sauce to a simmer in a medium-sized pot. After 12 minutes, remove the meatballs from the oven, drain off any fat and liquids, and add the tomato sauce. Return to the oven and bake until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball reads 160 degrees. Spoon ½ cup of the tomato sauce into serving bowl. Place 6 meatballs on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with leaves of basil and parsley.                   

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
59%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
44g
96%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
345mg
35%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
490mg
70%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
550mg
37%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
218g
8%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

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