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Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

Easy Skillet Meatballs

Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

Meatballs really can make cooking quick dinners a breeze. Kid’s just seem to love meatballs. I mean, tell em’ you are having spaghetti…yawn. Then tell em’ it’s spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and the kid’s start cheering! Really, true story. Try it yourself!!

Anyway,  you just make a couple batches of these babies to keep in the freezer and you are good to go! When you are short on time,  whip up some pasta with a sauce, throw in the meatballs and you have a complete meal in minutes! Just like that, too easy!

Today I am sharing a super recipe for moist, flavorful meatballs that you can use now or freeze for later. This recipe takes 30 minutes to make, and yields about 40 super yummy meatballs. Sound good?

Most of the ingredients you need to get started are probably already in your pantry….

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE EASY SKILLET MEATBALLS

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Caraway seeds
  • Garlic
  • Bread crumbs
  • Ground beef
  • Eggs
Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

HOW TO MAKE SKILLET MEATBALLS

Get started by heating 1 TBSP of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the onions, garlic,salt, pepper, caraway seeds and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Stir everything around to mix all of the spices with the onion. (The smell of the onions cooking with the spices is heavenly…your mouth may start to water)

Cook the onions over medium heat about 5-7 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. When done, scrape the onion mixture into a large bowl and allow them to cool completely. Go ahead and taste the mixture…the caraway seed really adds something special to these meatballs!

Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

As soon as  the onion mixture has completely cooled, add the beef, bread crumbs and eggs to the bowl. (If you add the eggs while the onions are hot, you might get scrambled eggs.) Use your hands to combine everything.

Grab about a golf ball size amount of the beef mixture, about 2 TBSP, and roll into a ball with your palms. You will get a real workout by doing this 39 more times!  Have a baking pan ready to set all of the rolled meatballs onto before frying.

Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.

Using the same skillet that you fried the onions in, it’s now time to fry the meatballs.

Heat the skillet back up on medium-high heat. When hot, work in batches to add the meatballs and cook on all sides until fully browned thru. Remove the meatballs from the pan with a slotted spoon and allow to cool.

Use the meatballs for a recipe right away, or freeze them for future meals. Arrange the meatballs in a single layer on a tray or in a freezer bag and allow each meatball to freeze into a hard ball before packaging meatballs together for freezing.

The frozen meatballs should be used within 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

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Easy Skillet Meatballs

  • Author: Christine @mustlovehome.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 40 Meatballs 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy Skillet Meatballs are savory bites of beef, onion, caraway seeds and spices that you can add to pasta, soups or sandwiches for an easy meal. Great for making ahead and freezing.


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Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 medium)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 TBSP of olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the onions, garlic,salt, pepper, caraway seeds and red pepper flakes. Stir everything around to mix all of the spices with the onion. Cook the onions over medium heat about 5-7 minutes, or the onions are translucent. Once done, scrape the onion mixture into a large bowl and allow them to cool completely.
  2. Add the beef, bread crumbs and eggs to the bowl. Use your hands to combine everything. For each meatball, grab about 2 TBSP of the beef mixture and roll into a ball with your palms. Have a baking pan ready to set all of the rolled meatballs onto before frying.
  3. Using the same skillet the onions were cooked in, start to fry the meatballs.
  4. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, work in batches to add the meatballs and cook on all sides until fully browned thru, about 10 minutes.
  5. When done, remove the meatballs from the pan with a slotted spoon and allow to cool.
  6. Use the meatballs for a recipe right away, or freeze them for future meals.

Notes

Note* – salt in the recipe may be omitted. Instead, salt to taste before serving if desired. Use the meatballs for a meal right away, or freeze them for future meals. Arrange the meatballs in a single layer on a tray or in a freezer bag and allow each meatball to freeze into a hard ball before packaging meatballs together for freezing. The frozen meatballs should be used within 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

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