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Make a big batch of these Homemade Freezer Meatballs to stock your freezer. Take out only what you need for tonight's dinner, and keep the rest for later!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-4 Tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, lightly scramble the eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients, except oil.
  • Mix everything together, using your hands, until all the ingredients are evenly combined with the meat.
  • Shape meat into 2-inch balls.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Briefly brown meatballs in the oil, for 2-3 minutes per side. Work in batches, and do not over crowd the skillet. Transfer browned meatballs to a baking dish.
  • Finish meatballs in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until they reach 160 degrees F in the center.
  • To freeze: Place cooled meatballs in a single layer in a large Ziploc bag. Freeze flat.
  • To thaw: Thaw meatballs in the refrigerator overnight, or thaw in the microwave for 30-60 seconds on high. Heat through before serving.