How to Make Meatballs

Uploaded by allrecipes on 16.05.2011

Round, meaty, and delicious meatballs are so easy to make.
And, you can make lots of them in different sizes, and freeze them
to have handy whenever you need them.
Here’s how to make delicious meatballs in just 4 steps.
Step One: Combine meat, eggs, and bread crumbs.
In a large bowl place one and a half pound of the ground
meat of your choice.
Beef, pork, turkey, veal, sausage, or a combination.
Add 2 beaten eggs.
And, a cup of fresh bread crumbs.
If the bread crumbs are very dry, rehydrate them in a little milk, or broth,
until their softened. Then squeezed out the liquid, and add to the meat mixture.
Step Two: Add Seasoning.
Flavor the mix with a teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
If you're following a recipe, or you want to add a specific flavor,
such as garlic or thyme to your meat balls, add it now.
Other flavor add-ins include spices, vegetables, cheese, or bacon.
Step Three: Mix it together.
Use your hands to mix, or a couple of forks will do the job.
Mix the ingredients lightly so the meat doesn't compact too much.
Now you're ready to form the meatballs.
Step Four: Make a ball.
Scoop up a portion of the meat mixture, and roll it lightly between
the palms of your hands to make a all.
This meatball is just the right size for spaghetti.
To get same sized meatballs, here's a tip.
Use an ice-cream scoop to create uniform portions.
The meatballs will look great in a dish, and cook evenly, too.
If you're recipe calls for many meatballs, use a smaller scoop
for littler meatballs.
These are perfect for appetizers, or soup.
Now you're ready to cook your meatballs you can cook them in a variety of ways:
in the oven, fry them in a skillet, or simmer them in soup or sauce.
A time saving tip: Once you've cooked the meatballs,
freeze batches of them. Then just thaw, and reheat
for on the go meals. You can add meatballs to anything.
Basic meatballs take on the flavor of whatever sauce you serve them with.
Add meatballs to a hearty tomato sauce and pour over pasta.
Or, line up a trip of big meatballs on a crusty bread bun to make
a meatball sandwich.
Add them to a cream sauce to make Swedish meatballs.
Or simmer many meatballs in a tangy Asian sauce for a fast and filling appetizer.
Mix, role and cook.
When you have meatballs on hand,
you're just minutes away from a yummy crowd-pleaser.