Meatballs recipe will make 144 meatballs. Next time ground beef is on sale, try batch cooking meatballs.
Meatballs – Recipe Will Make 144 Meatballs
For our family of four, the recipe provides enough for 5 meals. The meal combinations are endless! I will start you off with five ideas; but I bet you could think of more.
This recipe will make 12 dozen (144) small meatballs. You can play with the size of the meatballs to suit your needs.
The batch of meatballs below were made for meatball sandwiches for my husband’s hunting party.
So, I made them much larger to feed the guys than I would for our family of four.
4 pounds of ground beef (can substitute turkey, pork or mild Italian meats)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tablespoon salt
2 cups dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1.) In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add bread crumbs, chopped onion, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
2.) Add the ground beef and mix well.
3.) Pat the meat mixture into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Cut the first row into square to do a test. When you gently roll the square into a meatball they should be around 1″ in size. Continue to cut all rows and shape meatballs.
4.) Place a single layer of meatballs in an ungreased 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Turn the meatballs once during the 10-15 minutes.
5.) Drain off grease and cool.
6.) Once cool place 30 meatballs into 4 freezer containers and 24 meatballs in a fifth. The fifth container I use for spaghetti and meatballs. I have a family of four, so we each get 6 meatballs.
Meals Ideas To Make With Meatballs:
1.) Spaghetti and Meatballs – Jar of spaghetti sauce, spaghetti sauce and one batch of 24 meatballs.
2.) Sweet and Sour Meatballs over Rice – Rice, sweet and sour sauce and 1 batch of 30 meatballs.
3.) BBQ Meatball Sandwiches – BBQ sauce, 1 batch of 30 count meatballs, hoagie buns and shredded cheese.
4.) Pizza Sandwiches – Pizza Sauce, 1 batch of 30 count meatballs, hoagie buns and shredded mozzarella cheese.
5.) Golden Mushroom Meatballs over Noodles – 1 or 2 cans of Golden Mushroom Soup, 1 batch of 30 count frozen meatballs. Place everything in a crockpot and heat. Serve over egg noodles.
Now that I have given you five ideas, you have any meal suggestions to add you my meal listing.