Are you planning a little get-together but don’t have anything in your fridge besides bags of store-bought meatballs? No problem! There are plenty of ways to prepare these treats aside from using them in your traditional pasta and tomato sauce combo. Read on to learn more about some great recipes.
Cheesy Meatball Sliders
If you want to make your event a dinner and movie party, then have food that’s easy to consume without utensils. This will allow your guests to enjoy the show without having to look down at what they’re eating. A great choice for your main course would be meatball sliders.
This is typically made with small, round types of bread, like hamburger buns, which you can buy in most grocery stores. The meatballs act as the patty of the slider. You can then douse them in any sauce, condiment, and cheese to make them juicy and moist. A popular choice for toppings is mozzarella because of its gooey goodness when it’s cooked.
Often, the meatballs are sautéed in a pan with your sauce of choice for at least 15 minutes. Then, you can assemble the sliders and bake them in the oven until the cheeses have melted or the buns turn a bit brown. If you want to place some greens, like lettuce or kale, you can do so once they’re done cooking.
Do you prefer preparing something a little heartier and more filling? Why don’t you try making a meatball soup? The soft and juicy consistency of the beef or pork goes well with a thick and savory soup. There are a bunch of different recipes you can try, depending on the types of flavors you prefer. Here are two:
- Meatball and Potato Soup – This is a thick and creamy broth made from potatoes and meatballs. It’s characterized by its white and translucent soup, which is often seasoned with various spices. You can also include vegetables such as carrots and onions to make a more complex flavor profile. All you have to do is toss all the ingredients in a slow cooker, add water, basil, salt, and pepper, and let them boil on low for at least 8 hours. To thicken the mix, pour in some milk during the last hour of cooking. Pair this dish with a nice salad or some bread rolls.
- Tomato Meatball Soup – This recipe is almost the same as the previous one. But, instead of having a potato and milk base, it uses tomato. Combine the meatballs with 3 to 4 tomatoes and boil them in a slow cooker on low for 8 hours. You may also stir in some mixed vegetables in the last hour to add a bit of crunch to every spoonful of soup. Season the broth with some salt, pepper, thyme, and other spices according to your preferences.
These are just some ways to prepare good frozen meatballs. With these delicious recipes, your get-together is sure to be a hit with your guests.