Multi-Purpose Meatballs .::. Day 4 {31days}

Frozen fully cooked meatballs are one of my favorite things to have on hand. Add them to some marinara for meatball subs or spaghetti and meatballs, served piping hot with brown gravy, a splash of milk and egg noodles for cheater’s Swedish meatballs or douse with barbecue sauce and slow cook then serve along mashed potatoes and you have one of my all time favorite meals.



  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a medium sized bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, onion flakes, and pepper. Beat the egg and add to the breadcrumbs.  Mix well. Crumble the ground chuck over the breadcrumbs and mix lightly. Shape heaping tablespoons of the meat into balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until baked through.

Cool completely and freeze for an hour on a baking sheet. Place in labeled freezer bags or containers. Use in recipes that call for precooked frozen meatballs.

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  1. This is such a frugal recipe to be used in so many ways. Love the idea of smothered in BBQ sauce and served with mashed potatoes. I think this will be my first meal from this recipe!! Thanks!

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