Sous Vide Meatballs: The Culinary Art of Perfection

Sous Vide Meatballs: The Culinary Art of Perfection
Sous Vide Meatballs: The Culinary Art of Perfection

By Michelle Ricciardelli

Embark on a journey to culinary excellence with our guide to making tender, flavorful sous vide meatballs. This recipe is a testament to the precision cooking technique that ensures each meatball is a testament to perfection, enhancing your dining experience with every bite.

How to Make Perfect Sous Vide Meatballs Every Time

SERVINGS: 4 people

PREP TIME: 30 min

COOK TIME: 60 minutes


  • 1 Lb. Organic Ground Beef
  • ½ Cup Organic White Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Organic Egg, Lightly Beaten
  • ¼ Cup Dry Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan, Grated
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
  • ½ Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ¼ Cup Organic Whole Milk
  • ½ Tsp. Organic Sea or Celtic Salt
  • ¼ Tsp. Organic Ground Black Pepper

Step-by-Step Preparation:

  1. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper for your sous vide meatballs.
  2. In a large bowl, blend all ingredients until they are fully mixed. This is the foundation of your meatballs sous vide, where flavor and texture begin to take shape.
  3. Form the mixture into 12-16 evenly sized meatballs and arrange them on the baking sheet.
  4. Freeze the meatballs for about 1 hour to solidify their shape, a crucial step for sous vide frozen meatballs to maintain integrity during cooking.
  5. Set your sous vide machine to 145 degrees F, ideally a Vesta Precision model, for consistent and precise temperature control.
  6. Use a Vesta Precision vacuum sealer to securely package the frozen meatballs in a vacuum seal pouch, ensuring they are spaced apart to allow for even cooking.
  7. Seal the bag, expelling as much air as possible to prevent floating and promote uniform cooking.
  8. Gently immerse the meatballs in the water bath and cook for 1 hour, marveling at the precision of sous vide cooking.
  9. Upon completion, remove the bag with care, as it will be hot, and prepare for the final searing step.
  10. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and brown the meatballs to add a delectable sear.
  11. Plate your sous vide meatballs with your choice of pasta, sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese, or savor them as an exquisite dish on their own.

Utilizing the sous vide method for meatballs ensures an infusion of flavor and an even cook throughout, creating a texture that's simply irresistible. Whether it's a casual family meal or a sophisticated gathering, sous vide meatballs make a luxurious addition to your menu. The precision of sous vide cooking guarantees that even when starting with frozen meatballs, they emerge juicy and flawlessly cooked every time.

For meal planners and busy cooks, sous vide frozen meatballs offer a world of convenience. Prepare them in advance, vacuum seal, and freeze. When it's time to cook, just adjust the cooking time for the frozen state and delight in the consistent, savory results.

Vesta Precision's suite of precision cooking tools, from innovative sous vide machines to high-quality vacuum sealers, empowers you to bring restaurant-caliber sous vide meatballs to your home kitchen. Elevate your culinary prowess and impress your guests with the profound flavors and textures that only sous vide cuisine can offer.