Parmesan Meatballs


Parmesan Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 40 Mins Total Time: 1 Hour


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh (soft) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion, found in the spice section of the supermarket
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 can beef consommé or broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, or additional broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Mix beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, and 1/2 cup of the milk together with your hands or a spatula in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Shape mixture into golf-ball sized meatballs and set aside.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown quickly on all sides, in a few batches if necessary. Remove from pan and reserve.
  4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan drippings and melt. Whisk the flour into the butter and then gradually add the consommé, whisking constantly until smooth. Stir in wine and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Return meatballs to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.