Ground veal is an excellent ingredient to have in your kitchen. Versatile and full-flavored, this delicately textured cut of beef is packed with nutrients and is incredibly versatile. With its mild taste, veal can be added to a multitude of dishes for added flavor and texture. Ground veal is especially great for making patties, meatloaves, lasagnas and even cookie dough. Whether precooked or not, ground veal is taking center stage in many delicious and healthy recipes that are sure to be a hit in any kitchen.
If you’re looking for a quick, budget-friendly and delicious meal, look no further than ground veal. As subtle as it can be, its mild flavor and nutritious value make it perfect for light weeknight meals. Here are some of the best to start experimenting with in the kitchen.
Veal Parmesan Burgers
Veal Parmesan burgers are a classic Italian-American recipe cooked with garlic, oregano and Parmesan cheese. It is one of the easiest recipes to make with ground veal, and it can be served as a tasty weeknight dinner or a snack. Begin by mixing ground veal with breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Then form the mixture into patties and fry them in a pan lightly seasoned with olive oil. Serve your veal Parmesan burgers with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and some fresh herbs over a fresh piece of topped with lettuce and tomato.
Veal and Spinach Lasagna
Lasagna is a classic Italian dish perfect for anytime of the year. With ground veal it can become even tastier! Start by cooking the ground veal in a pan until golden. Then add diced onions, garlic and a can of spinach. Once the mixture is cooked, prepare the lasagna noodles by boiling them in salted water. Then start layering the bottom of the baking dish with the lasagna noodles, the veal mixture, some tomato sauce, grated cheese and the last layer of lasagna noodles. Bake the lasagna in a preheated oven until it takes a golden color. Serve your lasagna as is or with a side of salad.
Creamy Veal and Mushroom Pot Pie
Pot pies are a family-favorite comfort food, and with ground veal, it can become even more succulent. Start by mixing ground veal with mushrooms, onion and garlic. Then in another pan, melt a generous spoonful of butter and mix it with all-purpose flour. When the flour is cooked, mix it with some cream, nutmeg and seasonings then add this to the veal and mushroom mixture. For the final step, coat the bottom of a pie dish with some shortcrust pastry and pour the creamy veal mixture over it. Top with a puff pastry then bake until golden. Serve your pot pie with a side of crisp garden salad or mashed potatoes.
Ground Veal and Feta Meatloaf
This classic dish gets an upgrade thanks to the addition of feta cheese and dried aromatic herbs. Preheat the oven to 350°F then begin by sautéing the diced onion, garlic and diced peppers in a pan. Add the ground veal and mix with the vegetables. Then mix in some dried herbs and feta, and season with some salt and pepper. Grease a baking dish with some butter and put the mixture inside. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Serve it warm with some mashed potatoes or a fresh side salad.
Ground veal is ideal for so many recipes and goes well with both hot and cold dishes. Whether you want to make something for a light weeknight dinner or for a party, these recipes made with ground veal will definitely do the trick. Not only are they delicious, but they are also nutritious and very easy to make! So whether you decide to make veal Parmesan burgers, lasagna, pot pies or meatloaf, you will have a delicious dish that the entire family will love!