Meatballs are probably one of America's most versatile, family-friendly foods. Using either a skillet or crockpot, these easy ground beef meatball recipes offer many variations on the theme, including Swedish, Italian, and spicy sausage versions.
Ask any cook how to make meatballs and you will find that everyone's recipe is a bit different. There are so many ways to make meatballs that it's often hard to know what recipe to choose. Should you fry them or bake them? Use ground beef or ground turkey? Garlic or no garlic? Cheese or no cheese?
This beef and pasta recipe can be made ahead and frozen for up to one month.
These huge sandwiches and their kicky sauce will satisfy the hungriest of your crew. To trim preparation time, substitute an 18-ounce package of frozen cooked meatballs (about 32 meatballs) for the homemade ones. Stir the frozen meatballs into the sauce to coat, then cook as directed.
Dijon-style mustard adds tang to a classic stroganoff sauce. Starting with frozen cooked meatballs makes this a quick and easy dream dinner.
Serve these tender beef nuggets with pasta sauce or in a meatball sandwich.
Beef meatballs are the "eyeballs" for these Halloween appetizers.
Savory fillings inside lettuce leaves make a healthy appetizer that's light, fresh and fantastic.
When you think of Scandinavian food, you probably think of Swedish meatballs (and Ikea!). This flavorful and simple dish is by far one of the most popular to come out of Sweden (pickled herring just never took off in quite the same way). The process of how to make Swedish meatballs isn't really all that different from making any other type of meatballs. We suspect it's their miniature size as well as the lingonberry jam and gravy -- giving the dish a perfect sweet-savory balance -- that has made Swedish meatballs such a huge hit in this country.
Make these saucy beef and pork meatballs ahead and store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
A full-flavored Italian recipe, this hearty soup is brimming with pasta, garbanzo beans, and spinach.
Ground beef, sausage, and just the right seasonings make these meatballs a soon-to-be family favorite.
Spiced Italian sausage encases melty mozzarella cheese for meatballs perfect for dipping in marinara sauce, stuffing into a calzone or topping spaghetti.
Make your own beef meatballs for this simple pasta soup. Bacon, tomatoes, and other toppers make this main dish one that kids love.