Saturday, February 9, 2008

meatballs 101...

If you're going to make might as well just make a lot!


4 lb Lean ground beef
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup dry Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup worchestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients. Blend well. Shape mixture into 1-1/2" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 25-30 minutes until brown. Remove immediately and drain on paper towels. When cooled put into ziploc bags. Freeze and use within 3 months. Makes about 80 meatballs.

Take the phone off the hook, put the kids in front of the tv (what?) and dive into this little project!
This is such a great recipe. A tip on freezing them is to line them up (after baked and cooled) on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for about an hour. Once they are frozen, put in plastic bags and store in freezer. This is called "flash freezing" (are you impressed that I knew the technical term?..I kind of am). This is so they don't freeze in a giant clump and makes it easier to use as many as you want at one time.I love that I can freeze them and have something for a quick dinner. In the upcoming weeks I will post recipe ideas to use these little babies up. Oh, and they taste goooood! As long as I had a few meatballs on hand...


diane said...

I'm impressed and hungry!

Melissa said...

I got your site from Jen H. I love spaghetti and meatballs! For some odd reason my husband doesn't, but I do make him eat it every once in a while. Your recipes are awesome! Thanks for sharing them.