These Easy Baked Beef Meatballs are freezer friendly and perfect for adding to pasta, sandwiches or even used as an appetizer over the holidays!
Whether you’re gearing up for some holiday entertaining or just want simple quick meals for your family, this beef meatballs recipe is a must have. These meatballs are the basis for several meals I make and are so versatile you can make several recipes from them and never get bored!
I always have at least a few pounds of frozen lean ground beef in the freezer to use as the protein for a quick dinner for my family. When I purchase lean ground beef it’s typically in a 5 pound package from Sam’s Club which I freeze by the pound in plastic freezer bags like in the picture below. I like to spread out the ground beef in the bag since it helps speed up the thawing process which I do in the refrigerator most of the time (or under really cold water running water in the sink if I’m pressed for time).
When I’m making these meatballs I will make two pounds of them using fresh beef I just purchased, bake them, then freeze half of the meatballs for later use. They are so nice to have on hand since they are simple to add to several dishes even while still frozen.
Here are some of my go-to ideas for these meatballs:
- Add them to pasta sauce or a simple high protein spaghetti meal
- Serve them in whole wheat hot dog buns topped with pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese
- Make this Beef Stroganoff recipe with them (there is an alternative meatball recipe in this link as well)
- Make a delicious appetizer with them like these Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs or Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatball recipe (coming later this week!)
I hope these ideas help you with meal planning and food prep, especially during this busy time of year!
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