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Veal Meatballs

In the Northern regions of Italy, the diet is the richest and most varied. There, livestock prospers and instead of pizza and pasta, meat-based dishes, such as these veal meatballs, are the main course.


  • Prep Time : 12 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 42 min




  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


In a medium bowl, mix together veal, beef, breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper. Scoop into 18 heaping tablespoons, and roll each scoop between the palms of your hands to form a compact ball. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs until golden, about 10 to 12 minutes; place on a plate. Pour grease from pan and discard, and return meatballs to the pan. Add marinara, and simmer over medium-low heat until meatballs are cooked through and tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Divide meatballs and sauce among 4 plates and serve warm.


Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 327
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Sodium: 528mg
  • Total Carbs: 15g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 24.4g

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5 Responses to Veal Meatballs

  1. yummy, i love meatballs, and but i never cook with veal! these sound simple and decadent.

    • avatar says: Judy

      I’m with you. Meatballs sound great but baby cows, not great!

      Jamie, welcome to Israel! I’m a big fan and was so happy for you to hear you’re making aliyah. The first year is the hardest, promise! Loved your Joy of Aliyah videos.

  2. avatar says: jbbm

    These look amazing and simple. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These look great! I love how lean veal is compared to ground meat so I will definitely be trying these out. I made turkey meatballs this weekend and they just weren’t rich enough. Veal will for sure be rich enough next time!

  4. LOVE veal meatballs because they are so soft an d tender; also these herbs make the mixture delicious. This is one of my favorite go-to recipes that I make ahead and freeze for when I have no time to cook. Deeeelish!

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