Freezer Meatballs

Make-Ahead Freezer Meatballs are perfect for a variety of different recipes.  Recipe makes about 100 meatballs.It’s been a very productive day, thank heavens! Of late, I have felt like I’ve been chasing my tail or maybe I’ve been chasing the dog’s tail. She leads me on a very merry chase most days.

I managed to get my daily chores done, quite a bit of freezer cooking completed, and assisted the band director again.

Of late, I’ve been very judgmental about certain members of my family who I don’t feel are living up to their potential. They seem to want everything handed to them on the proverbial silver platter. Unfortunately, I failed to realize that I’ve been a bit of a slug-a-bug too and I really shouldn’t be judging others.

I love the following verse. It was just what I needed to knock the dust off my rear.

Proverbs 12:11 ESV –

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.”

You’re gonna be glad I got some work done because Make-Ahead Freezer Meatballs are perfect for a variety of different recipes. I’ve got a few recipes that I use them in and I’ll be sharing them as quickly as possible.

Freezer Meatballs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 100 Meatballs

Serving Size: 1 Meatball

Allergies: Dairy

Freezer Meatballs

These all-purpose meatballs are perfect for a variety of different recipes. The recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for make-ahead freezer cooking.


  • 12 ounce Evaporated Milk
  • 3 pounds Ground beef
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal, ground up
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Chili powder
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. In a very large bowl, mix ground beef, oatmeal, bread crumbs, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Add in lightly beaten eggs; do not overwork.
  2. Shape the meatballs into one" balls. Place in single layers on an ungreased bakjing sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, until done. Drain grease.
  3. Allow meatballs to cool. Place the meatballs on the tray into your freezer to “flash freeze” them for 1-2 hours. Transfer the meatballs to labelled plastic freezer storage bags.
  4. To Cook:
  5. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Make-Ahead Freezer Meatballs are perfect for a variety of different recipes. Recipe makes about 100 meatballs.

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Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!


  1. Sounds like my house with my sons…I keep telling them that they are going to miss me and I always threaten to run away from home too! These are much better that those store bought frozen meatballs – thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • I run away but they keep tracking me down & bringing me back. It could be because I only run as far the end of the driveway and I’m out of breath! ~Stacy

  2. Hi Stacy – it’s a great idea to make a big batch of meatballs so they’re always ready! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

  3. Thanks for sharing with us on Five Friday Finds last week! It’s great to be have some meatballs stocked for a busy day. Looking forward to what you bring this week. 🙂

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