Happy Meatball Day! To celebrate, we are doing what we do best, eating! How about trying to make these delicious beef and ricotta meatballs for dinner tonight in honour of such a momentous day. Ricotta-spiked meatballs are so tender, so flavourful, and so delicious. We can guarantee they will taste… Bellissimo! Find our recipe below, as well as some tips if you really want to make a show of it.
Now there are meatballs and there are meatballs which are next level. Selecting the best ingredients can really make a difference to the end result. Here’s a guide to making the most of the simple ingredients.
The Beef in your Beef and Ricotta Meatballs
We recommend using a great-quality local ground beef. If you have an appliance which can mince your beef for you, you will love the result. If you ain’t got time for that, it’s totally fine. You can still get a lovely ground beef from your local butcher or speciality grocer. Either way, by using quality produce you will taste the difference.
With cheese, it’s all about the milk. If your milk is good quality then the end result will be too. Ricotta is a very young, fresh cheese. Its delicate qualities are no match for preservatives or additives. Read your ingredients labels to find a quality ricotta which doesn’t contain any nasties.
(All Olympus Cheese products, including our ricotta, adhere to a simple philosophy. Great-tasting cheese, from quality milk and made without additives).