Sunday, May 15, 2011

Meatballs - 7 meal ideas

Meatballs can be a versatile item to keep in your freezer for emergency meals.  I buy a large bag at Sam's Club and always have them in the freezer because there are so many things you can do with them.

1. Spaghetti and meatballs.   - Easy weeknight meal, just put frozen meatballs in crockpot with your favorite sauce and when you come home you just cook pasta and add salad and bread.

2. Sweet and sour meatballs - Recipe contained in blog...sorry I don't know how to do that link thing :)

3. Cocktail meatballs - classic recipe - 1 jar grape jelly and 1 bottle chili sauce...simmer in crockpot.

4. Meatball sandwiches - Same as #1 but serve on hoagie rolls and top with cheese.

5. BBQ meatballs - place meatballs in crockpot with bottle of favorite BBQ sauce.  Serve as main dish with simple sides like mac-n-cheese and a vegetable for easy weeknight meal or as a variation on the cocktail meatball recipe.

6. Ikea meatballs-1 can cream of celery soup, 1 can french onion soup, 8 oz. sour cream,
small can sliced mushrooms. Serve over egg noodles.

7. Meatballs with gravy - I made this up for an emergency meal once and it was really good.  Heat meatballs in microwave or oven per package directions.  Meanwhile make a packet of brown gravy or the jarred kind if you have it.  Serve gravy over meatballs and rice.  Easy peasy and tasty comfort food too.

 I am sure as soon as I post this I will think of more, but this should get you started if you are staring at the fridge with no idea what to cook when you see that bag of meatballs in the freezer.  I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. MMMM! I ♥ all of your meatball ideas :) Thanks for sharing!