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Old 03-11-2018, 01:33 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
To be honest, Bones, I'd make my own. (I'm fortunate in that I have known my butcher since before he inherited his grandfather's & father's shop so I know his stuff is good). If you make your own you control the quality and can find a recipe you like tweak it to your taste.

They are no trouble to make and take less time and effort than traipsing off to the store to buy the ready-made ones. And you control the number you have in the freezer.
I have always made my own and have never ever purchased pre-made frozen or fresh meatballs.

As far as just as easy, I must disagree.
Making homemade meatballs is time consuming and frankly a lot of work.
We go to Costco once every three months or so. We go on Monday in fact.
I'm not going to buy the meatballs unless I get to try them first.
I would buy the ones my daughter brought over as a convenience.
I already make and store/freeze marinara sauce in small containers. Enough for about four servings.
If the Costco meatballs were good, I could have dinner ready in minutes.

Thanks again!

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Old 03-11-2018, 02:16 PM   #42
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Ok . . super snob me . . frozen meatballs sounds oh so... convenience store.

A good meatball is fresh and flavoursome . . . do we lose that in freezing?


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Old 03-12-2018, 12:32 AM   #43
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For the record I agree with DK.

Frozen meatballs that I have purchased have - to me - been absolutely disgusting. Obviously I have never bought many, for the above reason. Tried some years ago - yech. Then tried them about 2 winters ago on the glowing recommendation of staff - yech again.

I make my own and have found a couple of recipes I really like. I have frozen them but am not super thrilled but it could be I keep them too long, I don't know.

Perhaps if I froze them before cooking?

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