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Meatballs..

How do you cook completely "round" meatballs? Mine always seem to have flat sides?

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sydsmom2

Asked by sydsmom2 at 1:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2008 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Cook them in the oven instead of stove top and they hold their shape better
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:38 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • WHAT ABOUT IN A CROCKPOT WITH MARINARA SAUCE? WILL THEY COOK THAT WAY?
    sydsmom2

    Answer by sydsmom2 at 1:48 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • They will cook in a crockpot, but you have to brown them in the pan first, or it will take them forever to cook.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 1:57 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • Forever is ok..like 5-6 hours while i'm away?
    sydsmom2

    Answer by sydsmom2 at 2:01 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • I would say probably 7 to 8 hours. If not longer if you are cooking them on low. I cooked mine in just a crockpot one day on low and after 5 hours they still weren't done.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 2:09 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • I saw a neat trick on food network's Good Eats

    get a mini muffin pan and make your meatballs just slightly bigger than the cups so that the rim of the cup holds the meatball up off of the bottom of the pan. This also gives it room for the grease to drain away from the meatball.
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 4:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

  • I love Good Eats. I gave up on round meatballs. I found I can make them faster if I press the meat in a 9x13 pan, cook them at 350 for 35 minutes, and cut them in squares. If you want rounder then I'd go with the oven cooking method that riotgrrl suggested.

    chrissmom734

    Answer by chrissmom734 at 4:56 PM on Dec. 16, 2008

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