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Old 01-02-2020, 05:47 PM
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Who has the secret to keeping meatballs together in the sauce? My DH make good ones, bit they usually disintegrate.


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Old 01-02-2020, 05:54 PM
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My meatballs are made with ground beef/turkey/chicken, bread crumbs, egg, parmesan, oregano, and garlic. I roll them and bake them, then they go in the sauce just long enough for a quick soak.

Are DH's cooked in the sauce or in a skillet or oven? If they're cooked in the sauce, I'd think that'd break them down a lot.
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Do you add eggs?
Old 01-02-2020, 05:55 PM
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I use Parmesan cheese, spices, eggs and cook in the oven. Frequently requested around here- the kids love them!
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:01 PM
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adding to the ideas: carefully choose your ground beef . Buy the best.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:35 PM
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Does he use bread crumbs when he makes them? If not he should consider using some. It doesn't have to be a lot, but the bread crumbs usually hold the mixture together. I usually put the meatballs into the sauce in the crock pot to cook and very rarely get any disintegration of the meatballs.


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Thanks.
Old 01-02-2020, 08:08 PM
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We'll give those suggestions a try!
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:55 PM
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Along with adding breadcrumbs, you can add a beaten egg to help bind the meatball together.
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Old 01-03-2020, 01:32 AM
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I soak the breadcrumbs in milk before adding them to the meat mixture.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:54 AM
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My grandmother taught me her recipe: ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, milk, shredded parmesan reggiano , egg, garlic, and oregano.

I always bake them in the oven before simmering them in the sauce for a few hours.

The only time my meatballs ever fell apart was when I tried a different recipe and they suggested to plop them right into the sauce without baking first.
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