This is a simple but handy recipe for freezer meatballs. Meatballs, in and of themselves, are very simple but they can be used in so many different way! Periodically, I like to make a large batch of meatballs so I can use them to make several different meals. My son, Nathan, really likes meatballs so I just made another double batch last week.
I add meatballs to spaghetti sauce or to make BBQ meatball sandwiches. Meatballs sandwiches are my husband’s favorite. Here is a similar recipe from All Recipes.
My favorite use of meatballs is to make sweet and sour meatballs that I serve over rice. This isn’t my exact recipe but Jessica has a similar recipe here.
As you can clearly see, meatballs are a great freezer food to make once – and prepare in many different ways in the future.
If you’re going to make meatballs, you want to make a large batch. This recipe already makes quite a few meatballs, but it is very easy to double. This meatball recipe is my standard because it’s basic. Since the meatballs are not seasoned in any particular way, you can later use the meatballs in a wide variety of recipes. I highly recommend making a batch of meatballs for your freezer!
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
In a large bowl, combine ground beef with eggs and bread crumbs. Add in the onion and spices. Use your hands to mix well. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls.
Place meatballs in a single layer on a baking sheet or in a 9×13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain grease and cool on paper towels.
Store meatballs in a freezer bag or container in the freezer.
This recipe yields around 4 dozen meatballs.