Friday, July 30, 2010

Cook from Frozen

I love this recipe because it makes a lot and calls to cook from frozen.  No thawing.  Just take out what you want and throw them in the oven.  You'll want to make the sauce each time, just make enough for your current "batch."

Nothing WW about this recipe-- just thought it was too fun not to share.

Mom's Meatballs
(Can use ground turkey or beef.  Disclaimer: I have not tasted them with turkey.)

3lb ground beef (or turkey)
12 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup cracker crumbs (Mom uses saltines that she crumbles in a food processor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chili powder

* Combine all ingredients (mixture will be soft).  Shape into balls (make them as small -- appetizer-- or medium-- meal-- as you'd like).  Place in a single layer on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Freeze solid.  Store in freezer Ziploc.

This is the recipe for enough sauce if you ate all the meatballs you made at one time.  So, if you only pull out a few, scale the recipe back by 1/2 or even just make 1/4.
2 cup Ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
* Combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Cook From Frozen:
Place frozen meatballs in 13X9X2 baking pan; pour sauce over top.  Bake at 350 for one hour uncovered.  Enjoy!

On the journey,



  1. Loved them and so did my family. Thanks!

  2. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try them!!!

  3. I have been craving meatballs lately!! I'm def. going to have to try this!