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All-Purpose Meatballs


Weeknight dinner repertoire usually includes meatballs. Here is a basic meatball recipe with two different sauces to choose from: one basic tomato sauce and one loaded up with sauteed vegetables. You can also bake or fry these tender meatballs or turn them into meatloaf. These fool-proof, savory meatballs are definitely going to become a go-to for your family dinners.  


Prepare the Meatballs


Combine all ingredients, mix well. Form into balls.


For Sauce I: Bring ingredients for sauce to a boil. Drop meatballs into sauce and cook gently for 45 minutes.


For Sauce II: Sauté onion, green pepper and celery for a few minutes; add tomato. Cook for 15- 20 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, stir for two minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Add meatballs, cook for one hour over low heat.



This basic meatball recipe can be cooked up in a few different ways:
For Frying: Fry meatballs in hot oil for five to six minutes on both sides until brown. Serve alongside sauce.
For Patties: Form meatball mixture into patties. Grease baking pan with four tablespoons oil. Place patties into pan, turn to grease both sides. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15  minutes on each side. Alternately, place into broiler for 10-12 minutes until done.
For Meatloaf: Wrap mixture in Gefen Parchment Paper to form loaf. Cook in salted water for one hour or bake, covered, at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for one and a half hours.


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