Protein Plus Meatball Guide

This guide will help you prepare a delicious meal using your sous vide ready meatball and sauces. First we break down the best method for cooking your meatball and heating up your sauces in Suvie. Then we provide recommendations for vegetables, grains, and pastas that pair perfectly with your meatball and chef-crafted sauces. Lastly, we suggest our favorite combinations of sauces, vegetables, and starches to pair with your meatball to build a complete meal. 

Order your vacuum-sealed meatball and gourmet sauces directly from Suvie

Please note that when using the sous vide mode in your Suvie we always recommend using the bottom zone. Because sous vide uses precise temperature control, it is important to cook in the bottom zone so that rising heat does not impact the temperature of the water in the top zone. You can sous vide in the top zone, but keep in mind that the temperature in this zone may be slightly higher than in the bottom zone. For more information on temperature and cooking times for meatballs, click here

Cooking Instructions

1) Place vacuum-sealed meatballs into a Suvie pan and cover with water.

2) Insert the pan into the bottom zone of your Suvie. Input the following settings, and cook now or schedule. If cooking from frozen, be sure to select “Yes” when asked if cooking from frozen.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Sous Vide at 160°F for 30 minutes

3) After the cook, remove the meatballs from their packaging and pat dry thoroughly. Pour sauce* into a Suvie pan and insert into the top zone of Suvie. Arrange meatballs in a roasting rack set in a Suvie pan. 

4) Set the top zone of Suvie to Reheat Mode for 15 minutes and the bottom zone to Broil for 7 minutes or until meatballs are browned and fragrant. 

5) Divide meatballs between plates and serve with your selected sauce, or read on to learn how you can add your own vegetables and starches to build a complete meal. 

*We recommend heating the Thai Coconut, Cilantro Lime, Lemon Herb, Marinara, Pesto, and Vodka Sauce in your Suvie. The Teriyaki, BBQ, Garlic Herb Butter, and Honey Mustard Glaze taste best when drizzled directly onto the meatballs before broiling. 

Vegetable and Starch Suggestions (not included in your order)

Looking to round out your meatball and sauce selections to create a complete meal? We have a roundup of all our favorite vegetables and starches that pair best with our delicious meatballs.  

The best way to cook vegetables in your Suvie is to use the Broil or Roast Modes. Toss 10-12 oz (about 2 cups) vegetables with 1 tbsp olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in a Suvie pan and input the following settings based on your vegetable selection. 

– Asparagus: Broil for 15 minutes 

– Broccoli Florets: Broil for 15 minutes 

– Brussels Sprouts, halved: Broil for 20 minutes 

– Cauliflower Florets: Broil for 20 minutes 

– Green Beans: Roast at 350°F for 20 minutes

– Peppers and Onions, Sliced: Roast at 350°F for 20 minutes

– Snow Peas: Roast at 350°F for 15 minutes

– Zucchini and Summer Squash Slices: Roast at 400°F for 25 minutes 

Putting It All Together

Ready to create your meal? Here are our top 5 recommendations for the most delicious meatball meals. We supply the sauce and the meatballs. You provide the vegetables and starches. Follow our cooking instructions above for the meatballs, vegetables, and sauces; pair them with precooked starches. 

Marinara Meatballs with Farfalle and Roasted Green Beans 

Pesto Meatballs with Israeli Couscous and Roasted Brussel Sprouts 

Teriyaki Meatballs with Jasmine Rice and Roasted Cauliflower

Meatballs in Vodka Sauce with Penne and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Lemon Herb Meatballs with Penne and Roasted Broccoli

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