How to Create and Enjoy Meatballs

Create and enjoy meatballs – they are easy to make and delicious to eat.  Better yet, they are versatile.  Make one batch but you can also use them to create several fun and delicious meals!

foil covered tray filled with meatballs; selection of spices to use when making them

Create and Enjoy Meatballs with this Recipe!

1 lb. ground Beef
1-1/2 to 2 lbs. ground Italian Sausage
2 t. Basil
1-1/2 t. Garlic Powder
2 t. Oregano
1 t. Thyme
2 T. Parsley
½ t. Pepper
1 t. Salt
2 eggs
½ to ¾ cup Italian Breadcrumbs

Mix all ingredients until well blended, without over kneading. Mold into 1-1/2 to 2-inch balls. Place on a foil-covered cookie sheet or shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until done.

You can either immediately add meatballs to your spaghetti sauce or cool completely and store in a zip top storage bag and place in the freezer. Keeps well up to three months.

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What Else Can You Do?

meat ball sub sandwich on french baguette

Other meals you can create and enjoy meatballs with are numerous. Consider making meatball subs.  Start with a Hoagie roll.  Place three to four meatballs in a line on the roll. Top with Italian-seasoned tomato sauce and two slices of Mozzarella cheese.  Place subs on a baking sheet.  Lightly toast under a broiler, just until cheese is melted.

Place meatballs in a Crock Pot.  Cover with Barbeque Sauce.  Cook on low until heated through, approximately one hour.

bright green plate heaped with a stack of homemade meatballs

Enjoy as an appetizer or snack, served with a bowl of hot Italian-seasoned tomato sauce for dipping.

Do you have another way to enjoy meatballs?  Be sure to share!

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

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