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How to make meatballs with mince

One of the main dilemmas with making meatballs, is how to make meatballs stick together. Next time you're looking for a meatballs recipe and want to know how do you make meatballs that don't fall apart, follow these tips.

How to make meatballs with mince

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:52 -- dani_57786

How to make meatballs with mince

One of the dilemmas with how to make meatballs is how to make meatballs stick together? You know the drill. You've lovingly 'mushed' up the mince with all the flavourings. Rolled the mince mixture into delightful little morsels. Popped said balls into the pan to cook. They fall apart. Insert sad face emoji. Here's a few recipes and tips on how to make meatballs that don't fall apart!

How to make ahead meatballs

If you want to get ahead of the game on a weeknight, you can make a batch of meatballs and freeze them, pre-cooking. The fastest way to freeze them is to: 

  1. Place in a single layer on a tray lined with baking and put in the freezer.
     
  2. Once frozen, place in an airtight container or large ziplock bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
     
  3. Defrost in the fridge overnight or up to 24 hours. Cook as per recipe.

How to bind meatballs

There are a few tricks and tips that can help you bind your meatballs so that they cook intact.

  • Egg: A lot of meatball ingredients add egg to the mince mixture so that the white helps to bind the balls together.
     
  • Breadcrumbs: If the mince mixture is quite wet, breadcrumbs are often used to help soak up excess moisture so that the balls don't fall apart.
     
  • Cheese: Adding cheese helps to bind the meatballs while cooking. Ricotta is good, especially with chicken mince as it also helps keep the meatballs moist during cookins, so they don't dry out. 
     
  • Chill: Once you have rolled your meatballs, pop them in the fridge for a cheeky half hour if you can spare the time. This give the egg and other ingredients time to bind properly, resulting in a more robust meatball while cooking.

Check out this article for more meatball recipes and tips on using mince.

GET THE RECIPE: Chicken Meatballs in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

These super juicy meatballs are made with ricotta and chicken mince. The ricotta helps to keep them moist and helps to bind them while cooking. There's also a hit of parmesan in there for extra flavour. Once tried, this recipe will be on high rotation in your household. 

 

*DISCLAIMER: Perfect Italiano is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This feature includes a mix of content sourced from Perfect Italiano and our own opinions. You can find out more about the full range of Perfect Italiano Cheese, here.

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