You know that these veal harissa meatball & fruit kabobs are fabulous when they win a 25k prize cooking contest! Packed with flavor and easy!
Recipe for Veal Meatballs
Defining moments. Those are the times in life when your remember precisely where you were, what you were thinking, what you were doing, wearing, thinking.
Veal Meatballs Recipe
You recall everything about it because you were completely immersed in the moments. Usually defining moments change your life. I suppose that’s why we call them defining.
When I decided to enter the Dole California CookOff cooking contest sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods, I had no idea whatsoever how creating this one recipe would literally REdefine my life taking me in a new trajectory, a new path, a new adventure far beyond what my head could even begin to imagine.
How to Make Meatballs
Being the nomadic traveler I’ve always been, the person who loves to seek adventure and new experiences,
I wanted to infuse this aspect of my personality into this recipe. And, I did this by using a somewhat unknown spice mixture, harissa.
Of course, making meatballs really tasty and moist takes the best ingredients.
Spicy Harissa Meatballs
Much like our popular ketchup in the United States, harissa is a North African spice mixture, sometimes in dry form and sometimes in paste, that is immensely popular in the Middle East.
My thinking was that this spicy combination of spices would be perfect to use with Dole Packaged
Foods Tropical Fruit making it even more delicious than it already is straight from the can or jar!
Harissa Lamb Meatballs
What emerged after a few days of recipe testing was this recipe for ‘Veal Harissa Meatballs & Fruit Kabobs’ with a ‘Goat Cheese Mint Sauce’. And, yes, I tried it with lamb and beef and both were equally delicious.
Yes, I wanted it to be as authentically Middle Eastern as I could make it with just a few ingredients as specified by the contest regulations.
The Best Meatballs
This recipe is flat out without any doubt pretty darn amazing! Since competing and winning the Dole California CookOff, I’ve made this recipe so many times, I’ve lost count.
And, everyone who tastes these meatballs and the sauce are just mesmerized with the intriguing mixture of flavors, textures and experiences on their palate.
I’m really proud of this recipe. It’s truly a winner! And, I’m hoping you’ll share it with your family and friends. Maybe tweak it to make it even more your own.
And, if you’re looking for other totally amazing meatballs, then please click and look at some of my creations. I’m kinda like a meatball queen!
Secret to Best Meatballs
You know recipes are only templates for your own creativity. So, it’s perfectly fine to tweak this recipe because that’s what cooking’s all about.
And, that would be finding your own sweet spot with a recipe! Hey, I’ve even done that myself using this basic recipe with grassfed beef.
Where to Buy Grassfed Beef
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It’s a good amount of meat (15 pounds!), and you fill your box with what you love best.