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.