Ground Beef Mix (For Meatloaf and Meatballs)

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

These meat loaves and meatballs were wonderful to have in the freezer when the boys were living at home, time savers! I still make them once in a while for quick suppers in the freezer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients.
  2. Add ground beef and mix well.
  3. Divide meat mixture in half.
  4. For meatloaf: Shape half the meat mixture into 3 loaves and place in a large high sided baking dish.
  5. Don't allow the loaves to touch while baking.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  7. Cool, wrap in heavy duty foil, label and freeze.
  8. To serve, thaw loaves and bake in 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  9. For meatballs: Shape into meatballs, using cookie scoop if available.
  10. Place on broiler pan so fat can drain while cooking.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  12. Divide into meal size portions.
  13. Freeze in single layer on cookie sheets until individually frozen.
  14. Then freeze meal size portions in bags.
  15. Add any of your favourite seasonings, herbs etc., to your taste. (We like Italian seasoning and I usually add some cayenne pepper).


Most Helpful

my family loved the meat loaf.. i added a couple dashes of cayenne pepper though.

melissa71106 June 10, 2010

I made this as part of my OAMC session this month. I followed the recipe as written other then I used 4 tablespoons of minced onion (as my kids complain about big hunks of onion) and I didn't add the green peppper or optional salt. I made 7 1 1/2 pound loaves. I made one for dinner and froze six others.

bmcnichol March 30, 2009

I just wanted to say that this recipe was awesome !!!! I did cut it in half and still made 2 meatloafs and 1 batch of meatballs . The kids thought it was great too ... They've only 1 meatball as dinner isn't done cooking :) I had to give them a taste right away as it was so good ! Thanks !

Chef Lisonh March 09, 2009

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