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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Leftover Meatball Ideas

So you made too many meatballs.  Now what?  After making my Swedish Meatball dish, I had all of these leftover, uncooked meatballs in the fridge.  I didn't want to saute them in oil like I did with the others, and I didn't have what I needed to cook them in a crock pot, so I decided to bake them and use them later!

Baking the Meatballs
On a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, I placed the meatballs and brushed them with teriyaki marinade.  You could use whichever type of marinade or barbecue sauce you like, or you don't even have to marinate them at all.  Just bake them the way they are!  I baked the meatballs at 400 for ~20 minutes.  Now they could be stored in the fridge longer, and I had the makings for dinner for the next night!  Meatball subs!

Other Ideas
  • Spaghetti & meatballs
  • Crock pot meatballs (with red sauce, bourbon sauce, preserve sauce, etc.)
  • Meatball pizza (cut the meatballs in half for this)
  • Italian meatball soup
  • Meatball pot pie
  • Sliders (pat them down to make mini-patties)
  • Just eat them as they are or dip them in your favorite sauce (ketchup, steak sauce, barbecue sauce, etc.) 

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    1. I love Ikea's un-sauced Swedish meatballs rolled in lettuce. Weird, yes. And not as filling as a full meal with carbohydrates, but it has a fresh, light vibe. And is very easy.

    2. Sounds like those could be made into an appetizer or finger foods at a party. Yum! Thanks for sharing! :)