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Freezer Cooking- Meatballs

Freezer Cooking- Meatballs

Every week I try to put one or two things in the freezer for quick, easy meals later.  I’ve been a little off lately, but I did manage to make a huge batch of meatballs this week.  We use meatballs in lots of dishes…Spaghetti, Meatball Subs and Sweet and Sour Meatballs are favorites!

My Meatballs (one batch…I made 5 batches at once)

1 pound ground meat ( I use game meat because the hubby is a hunter and we’re used to it)

1 cup oatmeal

2 eggs

1/2 cup onion ( I used dried this time)

1/2 cup milk

salt and pepper to taste

1 t soy sauce

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.

(this is just before I added the meat)

My recipie is nothing special…you could really use any meatball recipie you love…just make lots and freeze them! 

At this point I have a HUGE bowl of meat mixture.

I form them into ball shapes and put them on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  I broil on high for 5-7 minutes each side and then bake at 375 for another 10-15 minutes, or until fully cooked.

I let them cool on the counter for a few minutes, and then put the whole cookie sheet into the freezer ( I have a big freezer, you may have to adapt this step).

When they are completely frozen, I put them into freezer safe bags and have easy meals, ready to go!  I have enough meatballs to use for six or seven meals!

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Swedish Meatballs

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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

If you want to use Courtney’s amazing meatball recipe to make Swedish Meatballs here’s how:

1.  Add 1/4 tsp ground all-spice to your meatball mix and make sure half of your ground meat is ground pork.

2.  If you want to freeze a batch you’ll want to freeze them raw.  (You can freeze them just like Courtney mentioned on the cookie sheet, and once frozen, throw them in a freezer baggie.)  You need the drippings for this recipe.

3.  When your ready to cook, brown the meatballs (fresh or frozen) in a couple of tablespoons of butter on medium heat.

4.  Move the meatballs to a plate once they’re cooked all the way through and use the drippings to make a rue {add about 3 or 4 T of flour and stir into the drippings until smooth.}

5.  Add 2 cups cream or milk to the pan and stir together.  It should thicken up once the mixture reaches a boil.  Add salt and white pepper to taste.

6.  Add the meatballs to the gravy and serve over rice or mashed potatoes! 

 

7.  Enjoy the meatballs…Swedish style! {To be really authentic you might want to grab some ligonberry jam too…just like IKEA!}  😉

 

How do you like to eat meatballs?