ground veal recipes

15 Healthy Ground Veal Recipes To Tantalize Your Taste Buds

A lean cut of meat from calves aged 20-22 weeks, veal is high in B6, protein, and riboflavin. It’s tender and juicier than beef or pork and has a delicate flavor, making it ideal to pair with various ingredients. Just make sure you get veal cuts with a “rose” or “free raised” label, ensuring the calves were raised humanely.

Ground veal is also remarkably versatile. So, if you want to try some new ground veal recipes, this diverse collection includes everything from an indulgent veal burger to veal meatloaf. You’re sure to find some favorites here!

#1. Open Face Veal Burgers

Upgrade your burger game with this delicious open face veal burger. The veal patties — a wonderful mix of ground veal, egg, parsley, and steak seasoning — are grilled to perfection. Serve them up on a homemade flatbread with mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and capers. It looks stunning and tastes just as good, if not better!

#2. Veal Ragù

Featuring tender meat and aromatic spices, this ragù is savory, delicious comfort food. Ground veal is cooked with minced garlic, onion, white wine, rosemary, chicken stock, capers, and thyme. Add cooked pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter, and chopped parsley. Once the sauce thickens, serve this creamy ragù with an added sprinkle of cheese!

#3. Eggplant Rollatini

A surprisingly easy recipe, this delectable dish looks as delicious as it tastes! To make, stuff eggplants with three types of cheese — mozzarella, ricotta, and romano — seasoned generously with powdered black pepper, dried parsley, garlic powder, and egg. Then, top it with a savory ground veal tomato sauce and bake until the cheese has melted. Perfect for family dinners!

#4. Fontina-Stuffed Veal Meatballs

Everything tastes better with cheese, and these veal meatballs with a surprise molten-cheese center are proof of that! The meatball mixture is seasoned with minced garlic, onion, thyme, rosemary, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Stuffed with a cube of Fontina cheese in each, the meatballs are cooked until brown and smothered in a delicious tomato sauce for a divine meal!

#5. Italian Stuffed Eggplant with Ground Veal

A low-carb dinner recipe that isn’t lacking in flavor? Yes, please! This Italian stuffed eggplant recipe is a delicious meal that comes together in just 30 minutes. Made with ground veal, fresh herbs and spices, and eggplant, and topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, serve it with grated Pecorino/Parmesan cheese. An absolute joy for the senses!

#6. Kofta Kabobs with Ground Veal

Make the delectable kabob sticks with ground veal, Greek seasonings, spinach, and crumbled feta cheese. Bake until cooked through and serve this delicacy with tzatziki sauce or pair the kabobs with your pita bread or salad to enjoy a delicious burst of flavor in every bite!

#7. Moroccan Veal Kefta

This tantalizingly delicious kefta recipe will satisfy your Moroccan cravings right in the comfort of your home, with no compromises on the flavor! Grilled to perfection, the kefta skewers are served with a labneh sauce prepared with sour cream, sea salt, ground pepper, and fresh mint, as well as olives, with naan bread on the side.

#8. Parmesan Veal Burgers

A simple recipe featuring simple ingredients, yet creating an otherworldly flavor profile — this burger recipe is so good that you’ll never want to order takeout again! Prepare the patties with ground veal, grated parmesan, garlic, and basil. Serve the cooked patties with mashed potatoes and a dilled cucumber salad, or on soft rolls with sour cream and sliced tomatoes.

#9. Weeknight Bolognese Sauce

This veal bolognese is bursting with flavor! Make it by browning the veal with onions, celery, carrots, and garlic, and then add tomato paste, Italian seasoning, wine, milk, dried basil, diced tomatoes, baking soda, and crushed red pepper. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for a bit. Serve over zucchini noodles with cheese for a healthy meal!

#10. The Best Veal Meatballs

The light and tender veal meat are perfectly seasoned to create some incredible meatballs that are perfectly juicy with a crisp bite. Make them with ground veal, seasoned breadcrumbs, pecorino Romano cheese, garlic, onion, and seasonings, as well as half and half for a healthy, hearty meal that’ll have everyone scrambling for seconds!

#11. Veal Bacon Meatloaf

Moist and flavorful, this meatloaf recipe is made with spiced ground veal, ground bacon, and mushrooms covered with a layer of crispy, crunchy bacon for the ultimate meal. With the smoky flavor profile it sports, one bite of this appetizing delight is all it will take to persuade you to put this recipe on rotation!

#12. No Messin’ Veal Burger

An indulgence burger if there ever was one! Crafted to perfection, assemble this burger by starting with fresh rocket (arugula) topped with the veal burger, onions caramelized with sugar and Port, baked Gouda cheese, Parma ham, lettuce, and some more of the caramelized onions. Serve immediately for a gourmet treat!

#13. Veal Manicotti Florentine

This Italian-inspired recipe calls for stuffing manicotti shells with a hearty combination of tender ground veal and ricotta, smothering it in a rich, tomato-garlic sauce, then topping it with parmesan cheese and baking until the sauce is bubbling. Served on platters piled with wilted spinach, this is a simple and delicious comfort meal.

#14. Veal Meatloaf

A humble one-pan family meal, this meatloaf is the perfect dish to whip up on busy weekdays. It’s made with ground veal, lemon, nutmeg, olive oil, country bread soaked in wine and water, and carrots for a burst of color. Surround it with Yukon Gold potatoes and roast to light, moist, and savory perfection!

#15. Veal and Beef Shepherd’s Pie

To keep you warm and cozy on winter nights, a good shepherd’s pie is all you need. In this recipe, ground veal, ground beef, and edamame beans are cooked with carrots, onions, chicken broth, Worcestershire, tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary to make the scrumptious filling. Topped with fluffy mashed potatoes and baked until delicately browned — how can you possibly resist this!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.