Moist & Tender Meatballs

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

These meatballs are great for a busy family. I make up a batch and freeze them in baggies with 15-20 per bag, then fix them on busy weeknights because they do not need to be defrosted. The meatballs are so tender and flavorful and everyone loves them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all meatball ingredients well. Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the freezer. When meatballs are frozen, place in serving-size baggies (plan on 5-7 meatballs per person). (Using a Food Saver works well). Freeze until ready to cook (do not defrost). Place frozen meatballs in a covered casserole dish or dutch oven and pour bottled barbecue sauce (such as Kraft Spicy Honey) or the sauce of your choice over meatballs and bake covered at 350 for 1 hour. Serve over rice or make meatball sandwiches.
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Don't think I've ever frozen meatballs to be cooked later, but am willing to try anything that works! Followed your recipe right on down, then set aside 6 of 'em in include in our spaghetti dinner & was very satisfied with the way they turned out! Very satisfying, so I'm assuming those I froze will be just as delicious! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]