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Monday, January 24, 2011

Another Great Freezer Meal Idea!

I've got one last freezer meal idea for you! This one is for meatballs. Meatballs are great to make ahead and freeze because you can use them for several different meals like spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs.

For every one pound of ground hamburger meat (I've also used ground turkey with great results), you'll add the following to the meat:

-1 egg, beaten
-1 tsp italian seasoning mix
-1/3 cup milk (I use soy here b/c of a lactose problem)
-1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (more if using fresh)
- a pinch of black pepper
-1/2 tsp of salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
2. Mix all ingredients together and form small to medium sized meatballs. Place on a baking sheet as you go.
3. Bake 28-30 minutes.
4. Place on paper towel lined plate to remove excess grease. Freeze.

When I make this recipe, I use a medium sized Pampered Chef scoop to form the meatballs. I get about 20 or so from one pound.

Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Nice. I've noticed that my daughter (2) will eat 'prepackaged' meatballs if I zap them in the microwave. I'll give her bbq sauce, honey mustard, or ketchup and let her dip. I haven't ever made any homemade ones and frozen them, we usually make them as appetizers for a party or have them with pasta, and they're all gone! I definitely would do this, though, seems easy enough to make 3 or 4 lbs at a time, then you could freeze in batches big enough for dinners, snacks, or toddler meals, you know, when you can't possibly put the new baby down to make a sandwich, but you can toss a plate in the microwave for a few seconds. Good way for a nursing mom to get some extra iron, too. Just grab a fork and eat one handed!