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Aidell's Meatballs

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ML8000 Dec 23, 2006 02:03 AM

I guess the Aidell empire is growing given their bacon and now meatballs. I picked up a package of chicken/turkey and sundried tomato. Very tasty, light and loose like a meathball should be. I could see adding them to pasta...very complimentary but not a stand-alone thing (how they should be). They'd make good horderves except for the price...$5.99 for 12oz., which gets you about 18.

Ingredients: chicken, turkey, moistened sundried tomato, sodium lactate, garlic, sea salt, spices, basil, browned in vegetable oil.

I'd buy them again but not on a regular basis. 3 out of 4 stars (+/-) seems about right...except for value. If they sold them at Costco in bulk and at a discounted price like their sausage...could be a good party thing. They also come in Teriyaki and Chipotle.

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    froddard Dec 23, 2006 02:08 AM

    I haven't ever bought these, but I make meatballs all the time from my homemade turkey and sundried tomato sausage - recipe courtesy Bruce Aidell's Sausage Book.

    This time of year is great to take advantage of inexpensive turkeys in the supermarkets to make your own turkey sausage. It can be a bit of a pain getting the meat off the bird, but those meatballs would be a lot cheaper!

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      sel Dec 23, 2006 05:46 AM

      They do sell them at Costco, bought some a few weeks ago after a free sample from Rusty The Sample Guy!

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        BBB Dec 23, 2006 07:56 AM

        I also bought a pack of the teriyaki meatballs after a sample at Costco. Surprising light and moist, great to use when whipping up a quick meal, I added them to a noodle soup for dinner tonight.

      2. Axalady Dec 23, 2006 09:16 PM

        Aidells also has a fantastic portobello mushroom sausage. I roast potatoes and onions and toss the sausage in for the last 15 - 20 minutes. Super easy and incredibly flavorful.

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