I love feeding people, but sometimes it's not always easy if it's a last minute thing. That's why I always have a bunch of already made stuff in the freezer so I can grab and go at a moments notice.
These meatballs are my most favorite thing to keep in the freezer. They are perfect for dropping into spaghetti sauce, throwing in the crockpot with some BBQ for an appetizer, or even serving over rice for a quick dinner.
I will normally buy 5-10 pounds of ground beef at a time (I always watch for sales or mark downs when I do this). This makes a LOT of meatballs, but we go through them almost as fast as I can make them. It only takes a little time to mix these all together and bake them.
Sometimes if I have too many I will bake them in shifts. Always put the meatballs not going into the oven into the fridge until it's their turn. Remember to be safe with your food!
2 pounds ground beef (you can also use half ground beef/half ground pork)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic salt
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
In large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto cookie sheets or casserole dishes. Or you can use a meatball scoop. I love mine and use it all the time! You can find the scoop I use here.
Bake meatballs in pre-heated oven 20 minutes, flipping about half-way through. (I also flip oven racks at that time.)
To Freeze: Cool to room temperature and freeze in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator overnight and use in your favorite recipes.
Here's a great tip....when freezing lots of small items that will go together in one bag, you can use a cookie sheet covered in wax paper, spread the items you are freezing out and place the sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, remove them from the cookie sheet and place in bags. Now you have individually frozen items instead of one big lump!
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