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  • #681549

    got this from my grandma…she makes the best!

    3 lbs of ground beef (lean if you prefer)
    2 eggs
    1 cup of Italian style bread crumbs
    at least a tablespoon oregano
    at least a tablespoon of basil
    at least a tablespoon of garlic powder
    (i sometime use more of each)
    1 teaspoon salt and pepper
    at least 1/2 to 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

    mix all of it together.

    I usually use about 3 jars of pasta sauce (prego) but you can use any one you want. Heat that up on low and then add the meatballs.
    DON’T brown them in a skillet first!

    Let them simmer in there for at least two hours stirring every once and a while so they don’t stick to the bottom and burn…that will make sure that they are all cooked…this makes a lot of meatballs!
    I usually let them simmer in there for at least 3 hours plus. The longer they simmer the better they taste!!!

    Try them if you want…they are really good for spaghetti, subs and anything else you can think of!

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    #681550
    Jasmine
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    That sounds really good. I might just have to try these. 😆

    #681551
    Skigod377
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    Dang, they sound good and easy! Not browning them first is unusual… I find it hard to believe even though “DONT” is capitalized 😆

    #681552
    Lupin
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    Ok so just have to ask since with a family of 2.5(even if we are big eaters) How well do they freeze? since making this large a batch would be awesome to put back to have some ready to go another day!!

    #681553

    Lupin wrote:

    Ok so just have to ask since with a family of 2.5(even if we are big eaters) How well do they freeze? since making this large a batch would be awesome to put back to have some ready to go another day!!

    they freeze very well! I still have some in the freezer from last week…I ended up with about 75 meatballs!! Freeze them before you put them in the sauce to cook…unless you want to end up with a giant block! 😀

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    skigod377 wrote:

    Dang, they sound good and easy! Not browning them first is unusual… I find it hard to believe even though “DONT” is capitalized 😆

    If you want to brown them in a skillet first, you can. I never have though. I find that they end up with more flavor from the sauce if you don’t.
    My grandma said that she only browned them in a skillet once…because she was in a big hurry!

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    #681555

    With the exception of not browning first , these sound just like mine 😉 I’ll have to try that. Have you ever cooked them in a crock pot?


    #681556

    Can these be done in a slow cooker? Can the recipe be reduced? That’s a lot of meatballs for one person, even if I freeze them. 🙂

    #681557

    I haven’t tried them in a crock pot yet. I usually just put them on the stove top.
    My grandma doesn’t either. She uses the stove and only puts them in a crock pot to keep them hot when we are at family get-togethers.
    I imagine that they would turn out just the same, right??

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    #681558
    Skigod377
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    I would think so. Just put it all together and cook it.

    #681559

    the dragon collector wrote:

    I haven’t tried them in a crock pot yet. I usually just put them on the stove top.
    My grandma doesn’t either. She uses the stove and only puts them in a crock pot to keep them hot when we are at family get-togethers.
    I imagine that they would turn out just the same, right??

    I don’t know why not. I’ve just never done it without browning, 😉 I might try it later this week. I’ll probably cut the recipe though just in case 😀

    #681560
    lamortefille
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    That recipe is very similar to my Mom’s. We don’t brown ours, either. That recipe also makes a yummy meatloaf:)

    #681561

    you can cut back on the amount for the recipe. just use one egg and maybe half the amount of stuff. I just make a large batch and freeze the rest.

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    #681562

    lamortefille wrote:

    That recipe is very similar to my Mom’s. We don’t brown ours, either. That recipe also makes a yummy meatloaf:)

    hmmm…a meatloaf this way sounds good! I haven’t had that in years. 😀

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