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Old 03-11-2018, 12:33 PM   #41
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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.
Thanks.
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, 01:16 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 03-11-2018, 11:32 PM   #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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Old 08-06-2021, 10:09 AM   #44
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Hello three year old thread !

One time a long time ago we got our hands on a bunch of ground meat. I decided I was going to make 100 meatballs.

I froze them. They came out alright but freezing took something out of them. The flavor had dulled. Surprisingly the texture was pretty good.

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Hello three year old thread !

One time a long time ago we got our hands on a bunch of ground meat. I decided I was going to make 100 meatballs.

I froze them. They came out alright but freezing took something out of them. The flavor had dulled. Surprisingly the texture was pretty good.

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I frequent a Danish cooking site. In the comments sections below the recipes, someone often asks if a recipe is suitable for freezing. They often get a reply or two saying that, if they want to freeze the recipe, they should increase the amount of seasonings.
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