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March 24, 2014 | Beef

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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  1. Antionette Blake says: March 25, 2014

    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.

    • Stacy says: March 25, 2014

      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. Cindy Eikenberg says: April 6, 2014

    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!

    • Stacy says: April 6, 2014

      Thank you Cindy. I certainly enjoy having them on hand! See you next week ~Stacy

  3. CJ Huang says: April 11, 2014

    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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