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“What’s for dinner mom?”
Ummm….let me look in the freezer. YES we have meatballs. “We are having spaghetti and meatballs!” This is only possible on a crazy-normal everyday weeknight if I have meatballs in my freezer. It’s such a relief when I look in the freezer and I see more than ice cubes.
Make ahead freezer meatballs are an easy item to grab out of your freezer when you are not sure what to make for dinner. Having two small kids at home it’s nice to be able to pull these meatballs out of the freezer to add to pasta, soup or casserole recipes. Feel free to play around with the seasoning to match your tastes, it’s a flexible recipe!
Forming freezer meatballs
There are a variety of ways to uniformly construct your meatballs. I prefer to use a 2 tablespoon melon baller. Take into account the size of meatball you want, between one to two inches seems to work well for most recipes. Another option is to pat the meat mixture into a 1 inch thick rectangle and cut into cubes or roll the meat into a roll and slice evenly.
Hints when making Freezer Meatballs
- Use parchment paper under the meatballs for easy clean up and transfer off the pan to allow to cool.
- Process your bread slices in your food processor and then add the seasoning for one last final whir, then everything gets evenly distributed.
- To get smaller onion parts, use your food processor for that step also. I like big chunks of onion, so I just give them a good chop.
- Mixing and forming the meatballs primarily with your hands can get them full of ground meat. Rinsing your hands in water prior to handling the meat helps to prevent sticking.
- “Vacuum” seal your freezer bag by using a straw and sucking out the air, then seal.
Check out my previous post about other make ahead food prep ideas so that you can have a less stressful home dining experience.
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