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Meatballs
When making meatballs, make a lot, bake in the oven, cool, and freeze.  I can make and
cook 3-4 pounds of meatballs in one hour.  The frozen, fully cooked meatballs can then be
used to prepare quick, tasty meals.  

Freeze cooked and cooled meatballs on clean cookie sheets.  Once frozen, meatballs may be
placed in gallon-size freezer bags, and stored up to three months in the freezer.  Meatballs
can be pulled from the bags in the quantity desired.

This recipe may be easily doubled or halved.  Each pound of meat makes about 25-36
meatballs, depending on size.  

Basic Meatballs:
2 eggs
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1/4 tsp. white pepper

In a large bowl, beat eggs.  Add all remaining ingredients.  Mix well with hands.  Shape into
1-inch balls.  Place meatballs in single layers on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cooked throughout.  Remove meatballs from
sheets and drain, if necessary.  (If lean, grass-fed beef is used, there will be no need to
drain grease from the meatballs.)  Cool meatballs.  Freeze, or use in recipes.

VARIATION:  Italian Sausage Meatballs
2 eggs
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 pounds lean Italian sausage

Use the above ingredients, and follow instructions as for Basic Meatballs.

VARIATION: Steamed Beef Balls (see recipe)

Some Recipe Ideas:
Italian Meatball and Pasta Soup (see recipe)

Cocktail Meatballs:  Simmer frozen or thawed ground beef meatballs in barbeque sauce or
sweet-and-sour sauce until heated through.  Serve as Hors D’oevres with toothpicks.

Meatball Sandwiches: Italian or ground beef meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella
cheese on hoagie rolls.

Spaghetti and Meatballs:  simmer Italian or ground beef meatballs (frozen or thawed) in
spaghetti sauce for 15-20 minutes, until heated through.  Serve over cooked pasta.

Meatball Pizza:  Slice Italian Sausage or ground beef meatballs onto pizza as a topping.