Meatball Parmesan Bake

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Meatballs are a delicious addition to the dinner table or potluck get-togethers because so many people love them. They are also economical to make, because you use ground meat to make several meatballs, and they can be prepared or served in many ways. This meatball parmesan bake recipe is an Italian take on classic meatballs because it consists of Italian cheeses like Parmesan and mozzarella, as well as Italian seasoning and tomato sauce. Amanda, the author of The Chunky Chef recipe blog, developed this tasty meatball recipe, which can be an accompaniment to anything from crusty bread and a salad to a topping for hot cooked noodles. If you require homemade meatballs for the family or your next office potluck, consider this meatball recipe, which is incredibly easy as well as addictive.

Despite the popularity of easy hamburger meat recipes in the home, there are a few rules of thumb to making any ground meat dish extraordinary. One thing people tend to forget is that just like dough, too much kneading of the meat mixture can produce a tough meatloaf recipe or meatball. The best thing to do to promote a tender meatball every time is to mix all of the other ingredients, besides the ground meat, and then crumble the meat into the bowl and gently combine. Another thing to keep in mind is to make all the meatballs the same size or else some may require longer or shorter cooking than others, and you will have an unevenly cooked dish. Using a cookie scoop is an excellent way to shape meatballs because it promotes even sizes.

If you don’t have a cookie scoop, however, a tablespoon can also help to portion the meat into even sized meatballs.

If you are wondering how to make homemade meatballs without having them break apart, the answer is to bake them rather than sear them in a skillet. Many meatball recipes insist on searing the meatballs to brown them, but the meatballs often get stuck and break apart. This process also requires a lot of oil, which isn’t good for those wanting to limit their fat intake. Amanda’s Italian meatball recipe involves placing the meatballs on a foil-lined oven-proof skillet, which helps keep the meatballs uniform and makes cleanup easy. The secret to the full flavor of these meatballs is the use of three varieties of ground meat; veal, pork, and beef. The pork adds fat to the meatballs which make them even more tender. While it seems like a lot to purchase all three of these meats for one dish, this meatball recipe makes a lot of meatballs. Often these ground meats can be found in a single package at the grocery store, too, which means you may not find yourself overbuying.

When it comes to meals for large families, this meatball recipe is a perfect choice. This dish makes a lot which can feed several people or feed a smaller family for several meals. Thank you to Amanda, the author of The Chunky Chef recipe blog, for sharing her parmesan meatball recipe with us.

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