Make Ahead Meatballs

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Make Ahead Meatballs from Dishin' with Dixie

Imagine if you could walk to your freezer right now and pull out a bag of already made meatballs.  What would you make?  The possibilities abound.  Spaghetti with meatballs, meatball subs, Swedish meatballs, lasagna with meatballs, and that’s just to name a few.  So, do your future self a favor and stock up these yummy meatballs.  Or you could make them now and eat them now, that works too.

Make Ahead (Or Right Now) Meatballs

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (or combo of beef and ground sausage)
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.

Using a cooking scoop or spoon, shape approximately 28 golf ball-sized meatballs and place in a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through.

Remove from oven.  Use immediately or prepare the meatballs for freezing by moving them to a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Place in a single layer and without touching.  Place in freezer for 1-2 hours or until frozen.  Store frozen meatballs in a zippered bag with most of the air removed.  Make sure to write the “made on” date on the bag.  Store in freezer for no longer than 6 months.

Click HERE for a printable version of this recipe.

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Update: Dishin’ with Dixie has moved to dishinwithdixie.blogspot.com

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