Anyway the other night I decided to try out a recipe I found online for meatballs with gravy and then tweeked it a little to use what I had on hand. I'd never made meatballs before so I was really hoping it turned out good and oh my goodness it was delicious. I only wish I had gotten a picture of it to show, sorry. Here is the recipe in case someone would want to try it.
Meatballs with GravyMeatballs
1 1/2 - 2 lbs ground beef
minced dried onion
seasoned bread crumbs
in medium bowl mix all ingredients. I didn't measure any of my seasonings exactly (because I never do), I just put how much I thought looked good haha. I didn't measure the bread crumbs exactly either but I probably put about a cup a them in. You just need enough so you can make a ball out of the meat and it sticks together nicely. Form meat mixture into balls (you can make them as big or small as you want) mine were about 1 1/2 inch balls. In a pan over medium/low heat put about 1tbs of butter in your pan and let it melt. Place your meatballs in hot pan and cook through. Remove your meatballs when cooked thoroughly but leave the grease in the pan for the gravy
3 beef boullion cubes
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
Blend flour into grease left in pan. Add boullion cubes ( I didn't have cubes so I used boullion granules, either one works) and add water about 1/2 a cup at a time while stirring constantly until thickened. Put meatballs back in gravy to heat.
I made this recipe into two batches. I prepared the meatball mixture and only cooked about 8-10 meatballs. With the rest of the mixture I formed about 7 more meatballs and placed them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and put this in my deep freezer until they were frozen. Then I put the frozen meatballs in a ziploc freezer bag and put them back in the freezer. Now i'm ready for the next time we want meatballs and gravy or spaghetti and meatballs.