Easy Meal Prep Meatballs

 

These meatballs are as versatile as you want them to be! Stick with classic Farm Promise ground beef for Italian-style meatballs, or opt for Farm Promise Ground Pork for an Asian-inspired option. Swap in and out your family’s favorite herbs, spices and flavors for even more variety.

If planning to freeze for a future meal, be sure to let the meatballs cool completely before placing in a freezer-safe storage container or bag. Thaw completely and toss with your favorite sauces and marinades for an easy weeknight meal!

Italian

Easy Classic Italian Meatballs

Yield: about 2 dozen meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Farm Promise ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ShopRite panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Wholesome Pantry milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until just combined.
  2. Shape into 20 meatballs and arrange meatballs on a shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
  4. Serve with favorite spaghetti and marinara!

Thai Pork

Thai Pork Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds Farm Promise ground pork
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ½ cup ShopRite panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until just combined.
  2. Shape into 20 meatballs and arrange meatballs on a shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
  4. Serve over thin rice noodles with shredded carrot, cabbage, more cilantro and lime wedges!

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Makes 30 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Wholesome Pantry milk
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 lb Farm Promise ground beef

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tbs Wholesome Pantry butter
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1 tbsp beef bouillon paste
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Wholesome Pantry milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat egg and 1/4 cup milk in large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, minced onions, seasoned salt, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and allspice. Add ground beef; mix well. With wet hands, shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Arrange meatballs in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Stir in flour, bouillon granules and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Gradually stir in 2 cups milk. Bring to boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add meatballs to skillet; cook until heated through
  4. Serve over egg noodles!