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Meatballz!

By Kalamitykelli @venuscorpiogirl
Meatballz! (Meatballs)

Meatballz! (Meatballs)

I can honestly say that I don’t hate cooking anymore and I even enjoy it most of the time now. In order to reduce heating the kitchen each night after being gone for nearly 12 hours, I decided to make my famous meatballs and then freeze them. I already can spaghetti sauce each summer so boiling a pot of water to get noodles done isn’t too bad.

I also saved some meatballz to make the Meatball Sub Casserole recipe over on THE COUNTRY COOK. The only thing I do differently than the recipe is to toast the French bread slices prior to constructing the casserole.

For freezing, I used the wonderfully incredible new Ziploc Perfect Portion bags! I just love them and I’ll show you how I used them further down in the post. Here’s a picture in case you have not heard of them yet.

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Meatballz:

1   pound ground beef
1   pound ground pork
1   cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2   cup chopped onions — finely chopped
1    cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2   teaspoons minced garlic
2   large eggs — beaten until frothy
1   teaspoon salt
1   teaspoon dried oregano
1    teaspoon dried basil
1/2   teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
non-stick cooking spray or olive oil

In large bowl combine turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, beaten egg whites, salt, oregano, basil, and pepper. Mix lightly but thoroughly.

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With moistened hands, lightly shape mixture into 1-inch balls. You should have about 60 the size of a cherry tomato.

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Coat a large non-stick skillet with non-stick spray or olive oil. Add meatballs, about 8 at a time. Cook, stirring constantly until browned but not cooked through.

When all meatballs are browned, place them in a Pyrex dish and bake them for about 20 min at 350 degrees.
Completely cool in the pan.

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Pull the PP bag over your hand and grab 10 meatballs.

Once you have them, pull the top of the bag over your hand

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Put a twist tie on and repeat until they are all bagged.

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Place all bags in gallon sized Ziploc and place big bag in freezer.

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During the summer, if I want to make a quick dinner I grab a bag out of the freezer and a can of spaghetti sauce out of the pantry. I doctor up the sauce adding the meatballs to it while the spaghettini (we like it better) is cooking. Keeps the kitchen relatively cool and I always have a meal ready to go in case some of the kids come by to eat.


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