tagAlt.Beef Meatballs with Thyme and Milk

Beef Meatballs with Thyme and Milk

Meatballs in silky smooth creamy sauce using fresh herbs and a few other amazing ingredients? Get the recipe for meatballs with thyme and milk.

  • ( Scored 5 on 1 reviews )

tania:

You really can't go wrong with meatballs, but this recipe really is on another level - I have never had such juicy meatballs and milk is the new must...

read all reviews...

Everyone loves a meatball, whether it be veal, beef, chicken, or vegetable-based. In some places (my house for sure!), it's even a term of endearment!

Italian meatballs are the classic epitome of comfort food - bite-sized rounds of flavor and satisfaction, and in this case, ensconced in a beautiful tomato-based sauce that will surely be a huge hit with your loved ones of all ages and sizes.

How easy it is to make these tiny bundles of meaty joy? Very straightforward steps, a simple ingredient list, and a sure-fire delicious result are all you really need to know about preparing these classic Beef Meatballs with Thyme and Milk.

The name might dissuade you, but there's no milk in the sauce here, just in the meatball preparation.
Milk is the secret ingredient that makes your ground beef tender and amiable - test it out for yourself to see what a difference this surprise ingredient makes - I think you'll love the softeness of these cushion-like meatballs.

Very few things qualify as a true-blue comfort food, but Italian Beef Meatballs are a definite member of the club. Learn how easy preparing this recipe is, and wow your loved ones with a different version of a family favorite, from our family to yours.

Sign up below for delicious Italian recipes, wine news, and tips in the Mamablip newsletter. A quick sign-up and you'll get these details delivered right to your inbox once a week - could living like an Italiano be any easier?

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Beef Meatballs with Thyme and Milk Ingredients

  • Ground Beef 300 grams
  • Egg 3
  • Thyme (Stalk) 3
  • Black Pepper 2 pinch
  • Milk 250 ml2
  • White wine 0.5 cup
  • Bread (Slices) 6
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 2 table-spoon
  • Canned tomato 100 grams
  • Carrot 1
  • Celery (Stalk) 1
  • Onion 0.5

Try it with...

more wines...

Filippo Bartolotta

Filippo Bartolotta

Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

0.75l

A Valpolicella of rare aromatic intensity.

View product

Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 2

Prepare the Meatballs

Place bread in shallow bowl, and cover with milk  Let sit for 20 minutes.  In a separate bowl, combine meat, parmesan, salt, pepper, olive oil, thyme and eggs.  Blend and let stand 20 minutes.
When the bread is ready, squeeze each piece, and reserve the milk.  Mix the bread and meat mixture together and shape into meat balls.  Shape each meat ball into a ball with a diameter of 3-4cm, and dredge in flour (place flour into a shallow dish for dredging).
 

Step

2

Of 2

Cook Meatballs and Complete Dish

Finely chop the celery, carrot and onion and sauté the vegetables in a bit of oil in a large pan.  Add the meatballs and cook until browned.  Add the wine, turn heat lower (medium low) and allow the wine to be absorbed. 
Once wine is absorbed,  add the tinned tomatoes and the milk.  Put heat on low and let simmer 25 minutes (until the tomatoes and milk have combined.  The texture should be thick and dense).  

Try it with...

more wines...

Filippo Bartolotta

Filippo Bartolotta

Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

0.75l

A Valpolicella of rare aromatic intensity.

View product

...Great Italian Goddies!

Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

0.75l

A Valpolicella of rare aromatic intensity.

View product

Storia di Famiglia - Chianti Classic DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

The "Storia di Famiglia"wine is a Chianti Classico, one of the most beloved wines produced by Cecchi and well known in Italy

View product

Rafaèl - Valpolicella Classic Superior DOC Wine - Tommasi

0.75l

Aromas that lead much towards black spice and black fruit such as blueberry and blackberry, with an excellent acidity.

View product

Amore e Follia - Tuscany IGT Wine - Podere le Ripi

0.75l

Love is always the common denominator at the base of the philosophy of Francesco Illy, who with this wine reminds us that 'Love is Madness' (Amore e Follia) and, as such, always produces something magical.

View product

Maternigo - Valpolicella DOC Superiore Wine - Tedeschi

0.75l

A Valpolicella of rare aromatic intensity.

View product

Storia di Famiglia - Chianti Classic DOCG Wine - Cecchi

0.75l

The "Storia di Famiglia"wine is a Chianti Classico, one of the most beloved wines produced by Cecchi and well known in Italy

View product

Rafaèl - Valpolicella Classic Superior DOC Wine - Tommasi

0.75l

Aromas that lead much towards black spice and black fruit such as blueberry and blackberry, with an excellent acidity.

View product

Amore e Follia - Tuscany IGT Wine - Podere le Ripi

0.75l

Love is always the common denominator at the base of the philosophy of Francesco Illy, who with this wine reminds us that 'Love is Madness' (Amore e Follia) and, as such, always produces something magical.

View product

You may like

Reviews

tania Monday 8th of February 2021

The juiciest meatballs of all meatballs!

You really can't go wrong with meatballs, but this recipe really is on another level - I have never had such juicy meatballs and milk is the new must ingredient for all my meatballs!

all.sign in to leave a review