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My hubby is NOT a fan of Spaghetti and Meatballs. However, he makes a good "butcher" (we do all our own meat)... and cheeseburgers or meatballs subs (in this case) are a wonderful way to "get his attention". (hint, hint)
And so... since he loves filling the freezer with good, "know-where-it-came-from", beef, pork, deer, etc. Then, I love putting the best use I can, to it, by making up these spaghetti meatballs. By preparing the recipe, baking and throwing them back into the freezer - for whenever a meatball themed meal calls our name - then I feel like I've done something "out-of-this-world". Here is the super-easy, super-delicious recipe.
1lb. lean ground beef (in this case, I doubled the recipe)
1 cup fine dry, seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 T. parsley flakes ( I love to use fresh - when available)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. basil (opt.)
Mix together - well. May use your hands for that good, gushy feeling. Disgusting ~ I know. But it works the best. ;)
Shape- into equal (1") portions. I love using this scoop to get them all about the same size. These are pretty large. You could make them smaller, if you wanted.
I usually like to place them all out onto my bar pans from Pampered Chef. I'm sure you could use any type of baking pan, as you can see I do (in the baked meatball photo). I bake them at 450* for approximately 20 minutes. Let cool. Then I put them out onto cookie sheets-lined with wax paper. Put into the freezer so that the meatballs freeze individually. After fully frozen... put into large freezer Ziploc bags. Use whatever amount you desire, add (frozen) to your favorite sauce and heat thoroughly, on medium to low heat.
These really are our favorite meatballs!
And, by the way. Swedish Meatballs!! It's what's for dinner!! :)