Freezer Meatballs Recipe
Easy Freezer Meatballs are super simple to make and they are delicious!
Servings: 24 meatballs
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion finely diced or pureed
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
In a large bowl add in your 2 eggs and lightly beat them with a fork or whisk. Then add to bowl the 2 lbs ground beef, 1 diced or pureed onion, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 3 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp dried basil and your 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes if using. Mix to combine either using your hands or a strong mixing spoon.
Shape into 1-1/2 inch balls and place on parchment lined rimmed baking sheet, spacing at least 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) apart.
MAKE IT NOW
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Bake meatballs in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or no longer pink inside. Let cool 3-4 minutes, then serve.
MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL
Place baking sheet with raw meatballs into freezer and flash freeze until hard, about 1 hour. Transfer frozen meatballs to a labeled gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Place in freezer and freeze until ready to cook.
COOK FROM FROZEN
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place meatballs on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet.
Bake meatballs in preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes or no longer pink inside. Let cool 3-4 minutes, then serve.
COOK FIRST, THEN FREEZE & REHEAT
If you'd like to cook them first and then freeze them, bake them at 400° for 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside, then allow to cool completely. Add to gallon freezer bag, seal bag and freeze. To quickly reheat just remove a 1-2 out of bag and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes and serve as desired. Or place in oven and bake until warmed through.
Freezer Instructions: Let baked meatballs cool completely and place in a freezer safe zip lock bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible.
Reheat From Frozen:
Serving: 1Meatball | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 146mg | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.1mg