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Savory Beef Recipes
Make-Ahead Italian Meatballs
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Prep: 15 min
Start To Finish: 30 min
Makes 30 appetizer meatballs

Keep these easy-to-make meatballs on hand for last-minute dinner creations. Toss with pasta or baked into a casserole: the possibilities are endless!

ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
    (Stove-Top™ Stuffing Mix)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
Make ahead Italian Meatballs preparation
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, milk, egg, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into thirty 1-inch balls. Place in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  3. Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear. (To serve immediately, continue as directed in step 5--except decrease simmer time to 15 minutes.)
  4. Place meatballs on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 40 minutes or until firm. Place partially frozen meatballs in heavy plastic bag or freezer container. Seal, label and freeze no longer than 3 months.
  5. About 25 minutes before serving, mix chili sauce, water, pasta sauce and mustard in 2-quart saucepan. Add meatballs. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until meatballs are hot.
Tips
left Suggestion: Partially freezing the meatballs before putting them in a plastic bag ensures that the meatballs won't stick together and lose their shape when thawed. right
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