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Freezer Meal Barbeque Meatballs

Freezer Meal Barbeque Meatballs
 
Freezer Meal Barbeque Meatballs
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

Meatballs

2 pounds extra lean (90 percent) ground beef

2 large eggs

2 c. quick oatmeal

1 c. minced onion

1 c. milk

1 tsp. black pepper

Sauce

3 c. ketchup

2 c. brown sugar

3 Tbsp. liquid smoke

Directions

Meatballs:

Mix and make 72 walnut-sized balls. (Note: Making them small allows the sauce to penetrate during the baking process.) Place in a single layer in a large baking pan with sides.

Sauce:

Mix sauce over low heat and pour half of mixture or less over meatballs. Bake at 350 F for one hour or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 F. Allow the meatballs to cool, then place them in freezer bags in meal-sized amounts (about six meatballs per serving). For example, to serve a family of four, place 24 meatballs in a freezer bag. Add sauce to each bag, then freeze flat. Thaw in the refrigerator, then reheat in a microwave oven, oven or sauce pan, adding a little water if necessary. Serve over rice or pasta.

Makes 12 servings.

Per Serving (six meatballs per serving): 360 calories, 9 grams (g) of fat, 50 g of carbohydrate, 20 g of protein and 750 milligrams of sodium.

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