Freezing meatballs...better to be raw or cooked?
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    Default Freezing meatballs...better to be raw or cooked?

    In case it matters, my normal meatball recipe includes egg, oatmeal, fresh onions. Also, should they be in a sauce when frozen? If so, what type of sauce?

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    I've done them both ways. It's easiier to pull out how many I need and microwave them if I've frozen them cooked though. If they are raw you can just bake them off in the oven from frozen (it will add to the cooking time) or put them in a pot with your spaghetti sauce or whatever sauce you'll be using. I'm not sure my answer will help, but I hope it does.

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    I freeze mine raw. I put 3 servings per bag (me, Bf and my lunch the next day) Then when I see that tomorrow is meatball night (from my menu on the fridge) I just pull them out to thaw. The next night it saves me time to just plop them on a cookie sheet and throw in the oven instead of mixing all the ingredients.
    my recipie includes egg, oatmeal, bread crumbs, ect.

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    Lol, you're going to get another opinion here. I cook mine and then freeze (not touching each other) on a cookie sheet. Since I froze them on the cookie sheet , they won't stick together in the freezer bag I then pop them into. When I want them for a recipe, I just take as many as I want out of the bag & pop them into the simmering sauce, they defrost & heat up quick.

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    I do the same as Darlene. Bake in the oven and then freeze on a cookie sheet. Take them out and put them in plastic baggies. It's super simple and I like that I already have them cooked and ready to go when I need or want them.

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