All-Purpose Meatballs

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 125

A super versatile recipe for making a huge batch (125) meatballs you can use for sandwiches, dinners, lunches and more.

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Directions for: All-Purpose Meatballs


5 lb(s) ground beef

1 ½ cups plain breadcrumbs

½ cup milk

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 Tbsp grainy mustard

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ tsp red pepper flakes

4 large eggs

2 Tbsp olive oil


1. To make the meatballs, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, cream, parsley, mustard, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix together well with your hands. Scoop out 1-tablespoon portions and roll them into balls with your hands. Place the meatballs onto parchment-lined baking sheets and put the baking sheets in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes for the meatballs to firm up.

2. To brown the meatballs, heat the olive oil in a heavy pot or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Cook, turning the meatballs to make sure they brown all over, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.

3. Freezer instructions: Put the cooked meatballs in a single layer on baking sheets and put into the freezer. When frozen, divide them into freezer bags, 25 per bag, and return them to the freezer.


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