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Bulk Batch Supreme Meatballs

Quick and yummy dinners are easy to come by when you make a bulk batch of these Supreme Meatballs. They are tender, delicious, and very freezer-friendly.

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Bulk Batch Supreme Meatballs

Those of you who’ve been around awhile know what a big fan I am of meatballs. I am a meatloaf lover — and meatballs are like the very best form of meatloaf with all the golden edges everywhere.

I love them for their versatility. They go great with gravy and mashed potatoes, atop spaghetti doused in marinara sauce, floating in soup, heated on the grill and basted with BBQ sauce, in bowl meals…. You name it, meatballs are where it’s at!

And the icing on the cake is that you can make a huge batch and freeze them for future meals. You don’t need to remember to thaw them in advance, they reheat quickly, and they taste awesome!

Need I say more.

I recently married my gluten-free, mushroom-based meatball recipe with my traditional herbed meatball recipe and through in the classic dry — but homemade — onion soup mix flavor profile for good measure. Happiness in a pot! Or a sheet pan, as the case may be.

I make these meatballs smaller meaning they cook more quickly and work better in soup. Aren’t they beautiful?

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How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. The main ingredients here are beef, mushrooms, and onions. Watch the sales and snatch up those items when the prices are low.
  • Cook in bulk. When you cook in bulk, you are maximizing your time investment as well as the energy you use to heat the oven. It doesn’t take that much longer to make a few more meatballs and they all cook in the same amount of time. That doesn’t make the oven work any harder!

How I make this recipe easy:

This recipe really couldn’t be easier than it is, but having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.

Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

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  1. Any suggestions on a substitution for the bread crumbs for those who are eating gluten free?

    • You can use gf bread crumbs or rolled oats (preferably quick) or just increase the amount of mushrooms. I do that in my Hearty Gluten-free Meatballs (linked above.)

      • Oh, the rolled oats sound good. I have spaghetti squash with bolognese on the menu plan for this weekend. Some meatballs on top sounds like a good addition.

    • Janet-

      You could also use GF bread slices that you grind in a food processor to make your own bread crumbs.

      • Thanks for the suggestion. We were just told by our doctor to put our oldest on a gluten free diet, which is certainly a learning experience.

        • I have been gluten free for just over a year. It is a learning process for sure. I use oats all the time in my meatloaf and meatballs. Good luck.

  2. I love meatballs they are truly so versatile.
    I have used all my homemade meatballs during this pantry challenge. They were such an easy thing to use when the meal plan was not going to work. Because they are so small I have used them in my stroganoff recipe and also put them in BBQ sauce and put them on buns for sandwiches.
    Lucky for me 80/20 ground beef is $1.88 when you buy 10 lbs. Guess what I’ll be making tomorrow?
    Thanks for the new recipe Jessica!

  3. Jessica, yes meatballs are so handy to have on hand. What type of ground beef (fat level) do you use for these? We also like them with gravy over mashed potatoes or rice . And I especially like the idea of making them smaller so they reheat quick and easy. Thanks for all you do for us.

  4. Took inspiration from your post to make up 4lb of meat balls with kangaroo mince that was marked down to $2.50/lb..a few back up meals now in freezer.

    For those folks having to go gf and oats are still forbidden, try using dry creal. Where i live black and gold corn flakes work well.i have also used polenta and weet bix in a pinch.

    • Wait……. kangaroo? Really? Wow!

      • Its an awesome cheap red meat where i live and good bang for your buck with next to no fat or water. Its naturally grass fed and organic and kinder on the environment.when beef or other standard run at $7/lb so its a no brainer although took some getting used to and thinking outside the box given its the national emblem :))

  5. For anyone looking to make any substitutions for this recipe, I used quick cook oatmeal and venison and needed to cook them a few extra minutes – maybe 25 minutes total – but they turned out perfectly! I’ve actually never made meatballs before; I’ve always bought them in a bag but these were so economical and tasty. A good, cheap eat for sure!

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