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Meatloaf or Meatballs

Meatloaf is another family favorite, honestly I get asked about 3 to 4 times a week if I can make meatloaf and or meatballs and freeze them for later. Whenever I make 2 pounds with it is NEVER EVER enough, so today I decided to make 5 pounds worth of meatballs for the freezer and for dinner. Freezing meatballs can happen 1 of 2 ways; you can freeze them fully cooked or raw. I prefer to freeze them raw, but that is me. If you go to the grocery store and look for meatballs they are fully cooked and really just need heated up and you are on you way. So that is exactly what I am going to do, cook all 5 pounds of meatballs, and then freeze them (mmmmm spaghetti; oh the possibilities are making my mouth water!)

You Will Need:

2 lbs Ground Beef
1 Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
4 tbsp Ketchup
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Dried Parsley
2 tbsp Garlic & Onion Powder
1 tbsp Sage
2 Eggs, Room Temp (1 egg per pound)
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Basil
Salt & Pepper

In a large mixing bowl, toss in all your spices, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and eggs

Mix, mix, mix, mix... until it is all incorporated 

Add your hamburger, ground chicken, or ground turkey

Add bread crumbs and onto the FUN part! hehe 

The messy part is under way, start mixing with your hands, until it is all incorporated, you may need to add more breadcrumbs

I needed more bread crumbs because the meatloaf was too "wet" feeling still


Now use a small ice cream scoop, and measure even amounts of the meatloaf into balls, roll (or you can just divide the meatloaf into 2 and make even loaves of meatloaf. Bake on 350 for 15-20 minutes for meatballs, and 40-60 minutes on meatloaf, depending on you like it (we like ours a bit pink inside like a hamburger yumm)

Ta-Da!!!!!!!!! Yummy amazing dinner (meatballs, homemade mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and homemade gravy!! all organic, and all healthy for you! 


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