food:: meatball recipe

It’s always worth having a few meatballs in the freezer for quick week-night meals.

meatballs for freezing::

2 lbs. ground turkey (or beef)

1 lb. ground pork (or pork sausage)

2 eggs

1/4 – 1/2 bread crumbs

1/2 c. minute rice

2 – 4 T. grated parmesan cheese

1 T. italian seasoning

1 tsp. minced onion

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with your hands and roll into 1″ – 1 & 1/2” meatballs.  Line them up on a broiler pan.  Bake for 30 to 45 minutes (depending on their size).  I check them every 10 minutes all the way through the baking process so they don’t burn.  Let them cool on the broiler pan for a few minutes and then transfer them to a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Freeze for at least an hour and then put them in freezer bags in meal-sized portions.  Makes about 6 – 8 dozen meatballs.

It’s a very forgiving recipe and substitutions are easy.  Try adding fresh minced garlic, onion, green peppers, or change the seasonings up completely to suit your taste.

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