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Pre-made meatballs

by Becky M » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:43 pm

I usually make a huge batches of meatballs and freeze them.... but i have none packed away and am feeling meh about working with tons of ground meat.

Can anyone suggest a good brand of packaged meatballs? i have heard a couple of people suggest the GFS brand... but have never tried them myself.
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Carol C » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:02 pm

Becky,
I use meatballs from GFS but they are the Primo Gusto brand. They come in 1 oz and 1/2 oz sizes and are in a maroon bag in the freezer section. I use the 1/2 oz size because the grandkids like the smaller ones. These were recommended to me by a friend and we think they are quite good--I keep them in the freezer most all the time.

They told me at GFS that the GFS brand meatballs are larger and come in two grades--Deluxe and Regular. The deluxe has more meat and the regular more filler. Have never tried this brand but he told me that the price is refundable if you don't like them.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by John Hagan » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Not sure how it would compare price wise but Lotsa Pasta has had frozen meatballs in the past. As I recall they were pretty good.
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Dan Thomas » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:39 am

The only pre made meatballs on the market that are worth eating are also available at the GFS Market place. Look for the Mamma Ranne brand that are made by the fine folks at Fontanini. The true sausage kings of Chicago. :D They sell them in 10 lb. boxes.

http://www.fontanini.com/
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Lois Mauk » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Dan Thomas wrote:http://www.fontanini.com/


Great video on the Fontanini website, Dan. Thanks for sharing. I remember how much I enjoyed sampling their products at the Pizza Expos in Vegas. Greyt stuff.

Will definitely have to check out their meatballs from GFS.
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Becky M » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:52 am

Thanks for the suggestions. it definitely looks like i need to check out GFS. i have never been there because i normally thought it was not for the public.
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Lois Mauk » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:47 am

Becky, GFS is open to the public. No membership required. Excellent products, though most are in fairly large quantities.

There's one near Petsmart in Clarksville on Veterans Parkway.
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Lisa Stephenson » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:55 am

Dan Thomas wrote:The only pre made meatballs on the market that are worth eating are also available at the GFS Market place. Look for the Mamma Ranne brand that are made by the fine folks at Fontanini. The true sausage kings of Chicago. :D They sell them in 10 lb. boxes.

http://www.fontanini.com/


Is this brand normally found at your GFS location? I couldn't find them in the Clarksville location. Perhaps they're popular!
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Re: Pre-made meatballs

by Dan Thomas » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:13 am

They have them at the Hurstbourne location but not at the Jefferson Mall. You can get them to order them for you though.
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