A recipe for meat lovers and the hard gainers. Nowadays, people’s opinion is split on whether beef is healthy or harmful to our health. In reality, there are some essential health benefits of eating beef to be considered. It is also an important part of a Paleo Diet, which is very popular worldwide. But, there are also several downsides to be considered.
- After grinding the meat, you have to mix it very well
- Soak the bread slices in the fresh milk. Squeeze the milk out first, so the bread isn’t too soggy. By mixing bread with the minced meat, you’ll make the meatballs not so tough and dense.
- Chop the onion and garlic very finely or grate them
- Grate the yellow cheese
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl with an egg whisker
- Mix all the above ingredients plus some herbs and spices (salt, black pepper, etc.) to your liking until it becomes a homogeneous mixture
- Shape the meatballs. You can make them larger and flatter, suitable for burger buns.
- Bake the meatballs in the oven or put them on the grill.
- Enjoy on a burger bun or as a side dish with a salad.
- Don’t buy ready-to-use minced meat but make it yourself or ask to grind the meat at the store. Usually, the ready-to-use minced meat contains some (or many) other parts of the animal, no matter what they tell us. In this recipe, we used the standard beef to pork ratio (40-60), but you can improvise to your liking.
- Beef-to-Pork Ratio – 60-40 it’s a non-mistake ratio to start with. This depends on your taste
- Lean-to-Fat ratio and what cuts to use for your minced meat –For burgers, a good balance is 80 percent lean meat and 20 percent fat. Suitable cuts to achieve this ratio are: Beef – Brisket, short rib, and chuck Pork – shoulder, ham, or pork loin
- A mixture of equal pork and beef parts provides both juiciness and meatiness. The good thing about making your minced meat is that you have control over the ratios. You want more beef or pork, not a problem. You want more fat and less lean, or vice-versa, again, no problem. You can adjust the overall ratio by choosing different cuts.
Serving Size 1 Meatballs
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 290
- Calories from Fat 146.6
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16.6g26%
- Saturated Fat 6.2g31%
- Trans Fat 0.2g
- Cholesterol 129.4mg44%
- Sodium 168mg8%
- Potassium 450mg13%
- Total Carbohydrate 3.8g2%
- Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
- Sugars 0.9g
- Protein 30.6g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.