Heartland Pork and Veal Meatballs

Yield: 2 – 2 ½ Dozen Meatballs

1 Lb Ground Veal

1 Lb Ground Pork

2 Slices Bread, Crusts Removed

1 Cup Milk

2 Large Eggs

1 1/2 Tbsp Heartland Seasoning 

1 1/2 Tsp French Grey Sea Salt

1 1/2 Tsp Ground Tellicherry Peppercorns

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

We love making meatballs because they're so much fun to make. But even more importantly, they're versatile! You can season them to suit your fancy and pair them with all manner of sauces. This pork and veal version has become a favorite among guests and crew alike. So we're confident that once you've served them from your kitchen, your guests will be clamoring for more! One quick note: Don't compromise on making the "filling." Make sure to follow our process as it makes it easier to mix into the meat mixture, and creates a much more tender meatball.

Place eggs and milk in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Crumble bread into mixture, add seasonings and stir until mixture is well combined. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow bread to soak in the mixture. 


Crumble meat into a large mixing bowl. Using your fingers, mix gently until the pork and veal are combine. Add bread mixture and combine well with the meats, taking care not to overwork the meat. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.


Form mixture into 1 1/2" meatballs. 


Place large sauté pan over medium height heat. Add olive oil and allow it to heat through. Turn heat under pan down to medium. Working on batches, place several meatballs in pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until meatballs are brown on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Use pan juices as a base for your sauce.


Serving Suggestion: We like to serve these over horseradish mashed potatoes, drizzled with our Great Lakes Mushroom Cream Sauce.


MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Not only does this special
blend make it easier than ever to create comfort foods; it also makes those foods more delectable! Try it on roasts; in meat loaf, pot pies, stews, and soups; and toss it into potatoes & root vegetables before serving. 
Heartland Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old World
appeal, French Grey sea salt is a
favorite of professional chefs. Hand
harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen
is complete without
Tellicherry peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen