Meatballs Base Recipe for Quick & Easy Busy Night Meals!
I am all about keeping life simple, especially in those moments when life is about to teeter out of control. As a busy mom with three active kids, a super busy hubby, consultant work and a business of my own, I know how quick overwhelm can happen. That is why I am all about making base recipes, like these meatballs, that can be frozen and stored for quick and easy weeknight meals on the go.
All you need is a little time on the weekend, and create these, then label and freeze them for a busy night when time is short and hunger is intense!
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- 4 pounds Ground Beef
- 2 teaspoons Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 4 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 2 cups Bread Crumbs
- 3 whole Eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, combine mixture until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
- Shape mixture into 1 inch size meat balls. Lay in a single layer on two shallow baking sheets. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Makes approximately 64 meatballs.
- Set aside 16 meatballs for dinner tonight. Store remaining meatballs in freezer safe bags or containers in three meal size servings.
I have used venison, chicken and turkey with this recipe and each taste great, with some slight variations.Venison - add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil or melted butter per pound of meat to prevent the meatballs from getting to dry. Reduce bread crumbs to 1 cup or 1 1/2 cup as necessary. Turkey - add in 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil per pound of meat to prevent the meatballs from getting to dry. Reduce bread crumbs to 1 cup. Chicken - Increase breadcrumbs by 1/2 cup at a time until you reach the right consistency.
Plan of Action for the Leftovers
Separate meatballs into 4 equal batches and store in freezer safe bags or containers and freeze in 2 cup portions.
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Give yourself a seriously big high five for kicking butt in the kitchen! Really you deserve it!