Freezer Spaghetti and MeatballsThis meatball and sauce recipe is delicious, filling, frugal, and so freezer-friendly; which makes it the perfect recipe to fit in with the freezer meals I’m featuring this February.  So lets get out the onions and start chopping, because we need to fill the freezer up.

Start by chopping your onions up in small pieces and mixing them into the ground beef.

meat and onionsThen cut up the pieces of bread and mix them into the meat.

bread added to meatThen add in the milk.

pouring milk Add in the egg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

add eggNext shape into 16-20 meatballs about 1 inch in diameter.  Place the meatballs on baking sheets lined with foil.

forming balls

 

meatballs on panBake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until the meatballs reach 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.

cooked meatballsLet the meatballs cool and mix them into a jar of your favorite sauce.

meatballs in saucePour the meatballs and sauce into a freezer bag and label.

sauce in bagNow you have an easy meal to add to your freezer meal collection.  When you are ready to use this freezer meal, put the bag in the refrigerator to thaw the day before you want to make it.  Then the day you cook it pour it into a skillet and simmer for 15 minutes.  Serve over your favorite pasta.

Freezer-Friendly Meatballs and Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 3/4 cups of soft bread crumbs (1 1/2 slices of bread)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 jar of your favorite tomato pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Start by chopping your onions up in small pieces and mixing them into the ground beef. Then cut up the pieces of bread and mix them into the meat. Then add in the milk. Add in the egg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Next shape into 16-20 meatballs about 1 inch in diameter. Place the meatballs on baking sheets lined with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until the meatballs reach 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. Let the meatballs cool and mix them into a jar of your favorite sauce. Pour the meatballs and sauce into a freezer bag and label. When you are ready to use this freezer meal, put the bag in the refrigerator to thaw the day before you want to make it. Then the day you cook it pour it into a skillet and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta.
http://www.cookingupcottage.com/2015/02/23/freezer-friendly-meatballs-and-sauce/

1 comment on “Freezer-Friendly Meatballs and Sauce”

  1. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing—freezer meals are such a great idea and they don’t have to be fancy . They just need to taste good and these certainly look as if they would fit that bill.

Comments are closed.