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Meatball Question

Hi mamas! I have about half a bag of previously frozen meatballs (they are cooked) that have been sitting in my fridge since Sunday. Two questions -

1. How long are they good as they are precooked?
2. We did spaghetti and meatballs. What are some other good ideas for meatballs? I know of the chili sauce/ grape jelly or bbq sauce/grape jelly and mustard/apricot jelly. Other recipes?

Thanks!

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I would use them this week.
Meatball subs with provolone cheese?
Meatballs with brown gravy & egg noodles?

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Meatball subs with mozzarella or provolone on top. YUMMY! But use those meatballs in the next day or two. If not toss them

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I would use them this week.
Meatball subs with provolone cheese?
Meatballs with brown gravy & egg noodles?

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You can freeze them again. Taste one. If it tastes good you can refreeze them. In a cold freezer, the meat balls will last for years if they are tightly sealed.

What can you do with them?
chili, soup, stew, hoggies/subs, sliced and placed on pizza, sliced or crushed and spiced for tacos, enchiladas

Your imagination is the only limitation.

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I think they are good for a couple of months in the freezer (particularly if you can put them away from the freezer door).

I've made meatball stew in the slow cooker before, and that was yummy. I used this recipe:
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/meatball-stew/Detail.aspx

We also make hoagies with them--slice & toast the rolls, then add warm marinara sauce, warmed meatballs & a slice of provolone or mozzarella and broil or toast again.

I've also heard of (but haven't tried yet, though they sound good):
Meatball stroganoff (sp?)
Meatball stromboli

Have fun eating those yummy meatballs

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Meatball subs with mozzarella or provolone on top. YUMMY! But use those meatballs in the next day or two. If not toss them

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Soup. Rachael Ray has a really good meatball soup on the food network site, just go into www.foodtv.com and look her up then put in for meatball and it will come up. I have also made meatball soup with potatoes and carrots. For the bases, I use powdered chicken broth, tomatoes, garlic, onion, italian seasoning (basil, oregano, rosemary), bay leaves. Put them all in a pot of water. Once they are cooked, put them in a blender and grind up. Then add any additional water you would need, meatballs and veggies. Then adjust the taste with more garlic or broth.

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throw some ragu on them and make meatball sandwiches topped with some mozzarella. Make a pot of soup and throw the balls in long enough to heat up without falling apart at the end. Or just fry them up in a tad of olive oild and stick toothpicks in them and dip them into whatever you want.

I forgot they've been thawed since Sunday and today is Thursday. They are probably ok, give them a smell... if they stink---toss. 4 days is usually about the limit on anything that has been thawed out.

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meatball sub sandwiches; not sure how long they will last, but if they were mine I'd eat them today or throw them out by tomorrow

I thought that once something was frozen then cooked or thawed you were NOT suppose to refreeze it. That is what I have been told do others agree or is that not true?

I make mini cheesy meatloafs they are about the size of your hand, let me know if you would like the recipe, private message ame. I will need to hunt it up. I think it is more cost effective this way and I know exactly what is in it, and good for you!

I like the idea to put cheese and pasta sauce on them sounds yummy to me.

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