How to Store Meatballs
Cooked meatballs can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to four days. You can also individually wrap larger meatballs in aluminum foil for maximum freshness.
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How to Freeze Meatballs
To freeze meatballs, simply transfer them from the fridge if they are already stored in appropriate airtight packaging. If not, meatballs can be placed in a freezer-safe container or bag. Be sure to eliminate as much air as possible prior to storing and you'll have fresh meatballs up to four months after freezing.
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Meatballs can thawed in a microwave, but be sure to turn them frequently and consume immediately. You can also bake frozen meatballs on a cookie sheet at 350° for 25-30 minutes. For those who aren't in a rush, placing the frozen meatballs in the refrigerator is always the most effective thawing method.
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Meatballs lose fat but none of the flavor or juiciness in this variation made with ground dark-meat turkey and ricotta cheese. Once formed, the meatballs brown in the oven, essentially unsupervised, so you’re free to deal with the rest of the meal. A final simmer in a simple tomato sauce and you’re ready to plate or pack them into sandwich rolls.
What to buy: Pretty much any crushed tomatoes will do for this recipe, but we prefer the 6-in-1 brand for the right balance of sweetness and acidity.