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Homemade Meatballs: Bake or Fry/Brown in Saucepan. Which do you do?

provreviews | Feb 24, 201312:11 PM     70

I decided to scope out on Pinterest and also on allrecipes.com how many different recipes for homemade meatballs I could find. Well let’s just say that I found so many different variations and most often than not the person writing it stated that they were the best meatballs. Now I know everyone thinks that theirs is the best and I’m not going to judge and say that one recipe is better than another, except for mine of course being the best.
But they’re seemed to be a few common themes that differentiated the recipes into a couple of categories. I noticed that people either brown/fry their meatballs in a saucepan before adding to the sauce or those that baked their meatballs before adding to the sauce. Now my grandmother did brown/fry her delicious meatballs before adding to the tomato sauce. So I had been doing it that way for years and always thought that baking was the easy way out. Well the last two times I have made meatballs I have baked them. They have come out amazing. The meat has not dried out and is still juicy and extremely tender. Also when I put the meatballs into the sauce they are basically completely cooked and they don’t fall apart when I put them in the tomato sauce like the ones that I fry first in the pan.
So I think I have converted over to the baking method. What are is your opinion? Do you bake you meatballs? Do you brown/fry them? I want to hear what everyone has to say about this.

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