How To Make Meatballs
Learn how to make meatballs and don't forget to freeze extra for the
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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How to Make Meatball Recipes
Basic Meatball Recipe
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 Cup of bread crumbs
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
Mix together the egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper in a
Add the ground beef and mix with your hands until well combined. To
make meatballs, take a piece of hamburger mixture the size of a golf
ball or smaller. Roll between hands forming into a uniform ball.
To cook meatballs, place in a skillet until browned on each side.
Continue to cook until no longer pink. Or cook in a 13 x 9 or cookie
sheet in the oven. Meatballs can also be cooked in the crock pot.
can add whatever seasoning
you like to the meatballs.
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 Cup milk
- 1/4 cup Barbecue sauce
- ¼ Cup crushed stuffing
- 1 Tablespoon onion soup mix or dried onions
- 1 1/4 lbs. Ground beef
Combine all ingredients together and shape into meatballs. Flash
freeze on cookie sheet then add to a Ziploc bag. When ready to bake,
cook at 350 degrees until done about 30 minutes depending on size.
Serve with cooked noodles or with a fresh vegetable on the side.
Easy Mini Meatball Muffins
For a quick way to make mini meatballs. Make your favorite or the
basic meatloaf recipe above, roll into balls and place in mini
muffin tins or regular size works for larger meatballs. Cook for
13-20 minutes, depending on the size, or until done. Flash freeze
and place in freezer bag. When ready to eat warm up in oven or
microwave in a safe dish.
I like to add hidden
within my meatballs too,
- pureed zucchini
- cooked pumpkin
- shredded or diced carrots
all work great in meatballs. If you're not sure how much to add
start small -1/4 cup to 1 lb. of ground meat.
also freeze well so make a large batch to have on hand in the
Meatballs Can be Added To:
- Soups, try this meatball
- Create a meatball sandwich and top with spaghetti sauce
- Serve with cooked egg noodles and a mushroom sauce
- As an appetizer on a toothpick
- In lasagna
- Try stuffing a cube of cheese inside a meatball
- Place in a crock pot or cook in a skillet with a homemade
such as a sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce or
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Readers How to Make Meatballs Recipes
Christy Agnew (Stephenville, TX)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs or crackers
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- pepper to taste
- 1 can Italian style tomatoes
- 2 fresh tomatoes
- 1 Cup (1/2 pkg.) frozen chopped spinach or 1/2 bag baby
- 2 Cups prepared spaghetti sauce
- 1/4 Cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Cooked whole wheat or regular spaghetti to serve 6
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine beef, bread
crumbs or crackers, garlic, egg, soy sauce, and pepper. Mix together
thoroughly. Use a small ice cream style scoop with a scraper button;
like the one sold by Pampered Chef; to make perfect meatballs. Place
single layer of meatballs into a pan and bake at 350 degrees until
cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a
double layer of paper towels to drain.
In a large, deep skillet or sauce pan with a lid, combine the canned
tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce. Allow the tomatoes to
cook down, then add the spinach. Add cooked meatballs and simmer on
low heat until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are tender. Place
cooked, drained pasta into the sauce and stir to coat. Serve with a
small amount of fresh grated Parmesan on top.
Meatball and Ravioli Soup
- 6 oz. ground turkey or ground beef
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 6 Cup chicken broth
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 potato peeled and diced
- Frozen or fresh ravioli or pasta, optional
Combine ground meat, egg, bread crumbs and parsley in bowl. Mix
together and form into small meatballs. Set aside in the fridge
while preparing the rest of this cold weather recipe. In saucepan
add broth and carrots. Bring to a boil and add meatballs. Cook 5
minutes. Add ravioli. Simmer until raviolis are cooked. Make sure
meatballs are done by cutting one in half or using a meat
thermometer. Serve soup sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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