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Have you priced the pre-made bags of meatballs at the store? They are way more than I want to spend, plus I can’t pronounce all of the ingredients in them and that makes me a little scared.
So, instead of buying them, I can MAKE them! And they are super easy to make too. I love having them on hand to make a quick spaghetti dinner or to just have with rice and gravy.
Here’s my recipe:
(As usual, I don’t really have measurements for this, but just about any combination of these ingredients will turn out well. )
Ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken
Italian seasoning or other spices (You could also just get the bread crumbs at the store that already have italian seasoning in them)
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Eggs (I use 1 egg per pound of meat)
Salt & pepper to taste (if desired)
I mix this together by hand really well, shape it into 1 inch balls and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
After it cools a little bit, put the tray into the freezer to let the meatballs freeze individually (this prevents them from sticking together when you put them in the ziploc.)
Once they are frozen, put them in a freezer ziploc bag and you’re done! Then when you’re in the mood for meatballs all you have to do is take out the number that you need and heat them up.