Make ahead meatballs! Use this great recipe to prepare a batch of our mini meatballs that you can freeze and reheat as needed. These mini meatballs go great in any pasta dish, soup or it makes a great appetizer.



*Our next post will be a fantastic Meatball Stroganoff that is to die for; using our meatball recipe! Hope you enjoy!


3 strips bacon, diced

¼ cup diced onion

1 clove garlic, minced

½ pound ground beef

¼ cup dry bread crumbs

2 heaping tbsp. Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

½ tsp. Cajun seasoning

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1 egg beaten



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes; remove and set aside on a paper-towel. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. of bacon dripping from skillet; cook 1 minute.

Sauté onion in same skillet in the 1 tbsp. of drippings over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic to skillet; cook 1 minute.

Combine beef, cooked bacon, onion mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, cheese, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.

Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on prepared boiler pan. Bake meatballs until fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

*This recipe can be doubled and frozen so that you will always have meatballs on hand.

To freeze meatballs: Freeze meatballs on a baking sheet then transfer to an airtight container and keep frozen until ready to use.