In a very large bowl, add the ground beef, Knorr Selects Roasted Garlic Alfredo (with seasoning powder), onion, salt and eggs. Very gently mix the ingredients together until just combined.
Pick up a cookie scoop of meat and drop it into your hands. Dip the bottom in the oil and roll into a ball in your hands, being sure to not handle the meat too much or it will be tough. *See note about oil
Place each meatball on a cookie sheet, cover with saran wrap and freeze for a few hours or until frozen solid. See note below for reheating.
To cook the meatballs, simply brown in a skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of oil, turning occasionally until cooked through, about 15 minutes depending on size.
For the sauce, combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan or skillet over medium heat until boiling, then turn to a simmer for 10 minutes. Add the meatballs and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Before measuring out the rice, give it a good shake in the bag to evenly distribute spices.
We prefer to use leftovers from our homemade Roasted Tomato Soup, but any pre-made soup is fine as long as you've made it and not just used it straight from the can.
The oil is not necessary but helps to create a perfectly round and sealed meatball. We dip in the oil and roll, then skip the oil on the next one since it remains on our hands enough for one more meatball. So one meatball dipped, one not, and then the third goes back in the oil and so on until you've finished.
Meatballs can be defrosted or cooked from frozen, though I usually defrost if I'm not baking or using a slow cooker with sauce.
Frozen meatballs are cooked 50% longer than a defrosted meatball. Alternatively you can cook all of the meatballs, cool and then freeze.
Reheat just as you would any precooked meatball, place in the oven or skillet until warmed through.
You can cook the meatballs in a slow cooker or crockpot for 3-4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. We add the sauce right in if we do that.
The sauce can be prepared, cooled and frozen with the meatballs or separate in a Ziploc bag for up to 1 month.
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 108Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner
Keyword: freezer meal, gluten free, main dish, meatballs, rice, video