I must admit I was pretty skeptical when I first started reading about them on the once-a-month cooking boards way back in my beginning 'puter days.
One day while cooking meatloaf I had a lot of extra burger and decided to give them a try.
I've been making them ever since because they are so handy to have in the freezer.
All you do is season your burger any way you like it (I like a lot of onion in mine also), toss in a couple of eggs and add a few bread crumbs to help hold the meat spheres together, then make any size meatball you like.
Drop them one by one into boiling water. Just like this.
Boil lightly for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
You can see that most of the fat boils right on out.
Remove to a baking pan that will fit in your freezer.
Freeze a couple of hours (until firm) then remove to a plastic freezer bag and store in the freezer. The nice thing about freezing them singly is that you can remove just a few at a time.
You can just drop them as is into spaghetti sauce, or you can brown them first in a little oil. I like to brown them a bit if I have the time because they do look and taste better. Sometimes I put them in a sweet/sour sauce over rice or a mushroom soup sauce over noodles.
If you are home all day and have a lot of time to make dinner, then you probably would not be too interested in this. But if, like me, you have very little time to cook, but still enjoy homemade meals, this might be a handy timesaver that you've never thought of.
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