Blended Cremini Italian Meatball

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  • 2 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 lb. ground Pork
  • 1/2 lb. ground veal
  • 3 cups of pureed roasted cremini mushrooms (food processor)
  • 1/2 cup fresh minced garlic
  • 1 qt. caramelized minced onion
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 qtr. seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups chopped parsley
  • 2 cups chopped basil
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 lb. Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine

15 full table of ingredients 2

Salt and pepper to taste! best way to taste mixture is to put a small amount on a sautéed pan and give a quick sear till med.

In a large bowl combine ground Beef, pork, veal and pureed mushrooms and combine by lightly folding mixture.

03 ground meat

Add formalized onions chopped parsley, basil, Parmesan and again fold mixture gently

01 diced onions

Add eggs, Milk and while folding again slowly add bread crumbs till firm consistency on the meat (Firm enough to form meatballs)

17 Hiram cracking eggs

18 adding milk


In small bowl put Cream cheese white wine 1/2 cup of chopped basil, 1/2 cup of chopped parsley 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper and 1 cup of bread crumb and mix through.

05 parm cheese and bread crumbs

02 chopped parsley

04 fresh basil
Rolling the meatballs

scoop out 3 to 4 oz. of meatball mixture and place in the palm or your hand. and flatten gently

put approx. 1.5 oz. of cream cheese filling in the center of the meat and gently fold the meat over the filling forming a meatball

22 mixed mixture
repeat process till mixture and filling is gone. approx. 24 meatballs…

23 finished meatball cut open


in a large Gunter Wilhelm fry pan put a light coating of olive oil and get hot at med high.


28 sautee garlic
lightly sear the meatballs to trap in all the natural flavors of the meatball

Seat the meatball on a large cookie sheet separating them so no contact is make with one another

bake at 325 for 25 minutes or till center is temped at 155 degrees

30 cooking in fry pan

23 finished meatball cut open

Pasta & Veggies
08 pasta

10 crimini mushrooms in food processor


29 pasta and veggies

31 grilled squash

32 grilled veggies

Pull them out when done and let sit for a few minutes and Manga!

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by Chef Hiram Quintana of Lions Den Catering Solutions from Tamaqua

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