4 dozen meatballs in the freezer ✔️
- 5 lb ground beef
- Freeze-dried onions
- Freeze-dried kale
- 1/4 cup flour (mixed with spices)
- Salt & pepper
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
✔️Form into balls
✔️Cook (350F for 40 minutes)
My mom gave me a box of store-bought meatballs.
I didn’t like how they tasted but I liked the convenience of having cooked meatballs in the freezer.
So I bought 5 lbs of ground beef and made my own.
I used my Danish Dough Hook to break up the meat and to stir in the spices.
I then mixed spices into some flour and mixed that into the meat.
I also added half a cup of freeze-dried broth. I didn’t have any beef broth so I had to use dried chicken broth instead.
Next was to form it into balls.
My cookie scoop hasn’t been working right so I used a tablespoon measuring spoon instead.
4 dozen meatballs later …
I took the oven rack from my upper oven and added it to my lower oven (love having the two ovens) and I cooked three trays of meatballs at the same time.
I thought that I was going to have to rotate them but after 40 minutes (I think it was) at 350F, all three trays were done cooking.
The taste-test got two thumbs up from Rick (thank goodness.. should have cooked one first and tested it before cooking the rest of them.
Next: let them cool and put them all into one tray and into the freezer.
Tomorrow, I will put them all into a freezer container (probably a ziplock bag) and I will have them for making:
- Pasta and meatballs
- Meatball subs
- Sliders / mini-burgers
- Hor d’oeuvres
My simple life includes doing batch cooking, saving me time later - and buying in bulk saves money!
What else can I use these for?