Introducing the irresistible Wagyu ground beef meatballs that will take your taste buds on a journey of pure indulgence. These mouthwatering meatballs are crafted with simple ingredients, allowing the luxurious flavor of Wagyu beef to shine through. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer or paired with your favorite meals, these tender meatballs are sure to elevate any dining experience.
What Makes Them Special?
Delightfully buttery and rich in flavor, Wagyu beef meatballs are a culinary masterpiece. Made from ground beef sourced from Wagyu cattle, these meatballs showcase the exquisite taste of this premium beef. Infused with a mix of fresh herbs and seasonings, every bite offers a symphony of flavors. Notably, these meatballs break away from tradition by omitting eggs in the recipe.
The reason behind this deviation is simple – Wagyu beef reaches its peak flavor when not fully cooked. To preserve the delicate flavors, raw eggs are intentionally left out. The high fat content from the extreme marbling of Wagyu beef ensures that these meatballs remain tender and hold together perfectly.
Ingredients and Customizations
To create these exquisite meatballs, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Wagyu ground beef: While other types of beef can be used, I highly recommend using Wagyu beef for its exceptional flavor. However, if you can’t source Wagyu, ground chuck is a suitable substitute.
Sweet onion: A yellow onion or a shallot can be used interchangeably.
Fresh garlic cloves: If needed, half a teaspoon of garlic powder can be substituted.
Plain bread crumbs: Panko breadcrumbs can be used as an alternative.
Milk: Beef stock or broth can be used instead of milk.
Grated Parmesan cheese: Shredded Parmesan is a viable option as well.
Fresh thyme leaves: Other fresh herbs such as parsley, sage, or oregano can be used as substitutes.
Table salt: Kosher salt can serve as a substitute.
Fresh ground black pepper
Feel free to customize the ingredients according to your preferences. Now, let’s dive into the cooking process.
Unveiling the Recipe
To begin, crumble the ground Wagyu beef into a large mixing bowl. Add diced onion, garlic, bread crumbs, milk, Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, thyme, salt, and black pepper. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
Next, shape the Wagyu beef mixture into meatballs. Roll approximately two tablespoons of the mixture between your palms, forming perfect spheres. To prevent the meat from sticking to your hands, dampen them slightly with water.
Arrange the meatballs in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Place the sheet in a preheated oven at 450 degrees and bake until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees, which takes around ten minutes. For precise cooking, use a digital oven thermometer to avoid overcooking.
Allow the Wagyu meatballs to rest briefly. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them from the baking sheet to a serving dish. These succulent meatballs pair beautifully with your favorite sauce.
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
While these meatballs are best enjoyed freshly made, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Gently reheat them in the oven until heated through for future indulgence.
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