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    These meatballs are as versatile as you want them to be! Stick with classic Farm Promise ground beef for Italian-style meatballs, or opt for Farm Promise Ground Pork for an Asian-inspired option. Swap in and out your family’s favorite herbs, spices and flavors for even more variety.

    If planning to freeze for a future meal, be sure to let the meatballs cool completely before placing in a freezer-safe storage container or bag. Thaw completely and toss with your favorite sauces and marinades for an easy weeknight meal!

    Italian

    Easy Classic Italian Meatballs

    Yield: about 2 dozen meatballs

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound Farm Promise ground beef
    • 1/3 cup ShopRite panko bread crumbs
    • 1/3 cup Wholesome Pantry milk
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary (optional)
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp ground black pepper

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until just combined.
    2. Shape into 20 meatballs and arrange meatballs on a shallow baking pan.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
    4. Serve with favorite spaghetti and marinara!

    Thai Pork

    Thai Pork Meatballs

    Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 1½ pounds Farm Promise ground pork
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tbsp grated ginger
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
    • 1 beaten egg
    • ½ cup ShopRite panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until just combined.
    2. Shape into 20 meatballs and arrange meatballs on a shallow baking pan.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
    4. Serve over thin rice noodles with shredded carrot, cabbage, more cilantro and lime wedges!

    Swedish Meatballs

    Swedish Meatballs

    Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Makes 30 meatballs

    Ingredients

    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup Wholesome Pantry milk
    • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
    • 2 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp seasoned salt
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
    • 1 lb Farm Promise ground beef

    For the sauce:

    • 2 Tbs Wholesome Pantry butter
    • 2 Tbs flour
    • 1 tbsp beef bouillon paste
    • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 cups Wholesome Pantry milk

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat egg and 1/4 cup milk in large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, minced onions, seasoned salt, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and allspice. Add ground beef; mix well. With wet hands, shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Arrange meatballs in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
    2. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain well.
    3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Stir in flour, bouillon granules and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Gradually stir in 2 cups milk. Bring to boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add meatballs to skillet; cook until heated through
    4. Serve over egg noodles!