This week in our re-purposing meals series, I am going to focus on Toni’s Tangy Meatballs as the basis for the meals. I love this recipe mainly for the amount of meatballs it makes. This recipe can make well over 48 meatballs depending on the size that you make them. Sometimes I end up with close to 60. I almost always freeze half of the meatballs and then warm them up later for additional meals.
Although I freeze half of them that still leaves me with enough to make almost a weeks worth of meals from the half that I keep in the fridge. Then, the following month I use the other half and have another weeks worth of meals. It’s a great time saver during this busy back to school season, plus the upcoming holidays these can also be the perfect addition to a holiday party!
Let’s get started on these meals!
Day 1- Toni’s Tangy Meatballs: On Day 1 make the intial batch of meatballs, either keeping them all in the fridge for more meals or freeze half of them.
Day 2- Tangy Meatball Subs: On Day 2 add them to a hoagie roll top them with cheese and you have some meatball subs!
Day 3- Meatball Calzone: Use the meatballs to make a delicious calzone with all your favorite pizza toppings! Simply use the Tangy Meatballs instead of the Spinach Meatballs mentioned in this recipe.
Day 4- Spaghetti and Meatballs: Add a little spaghetti and marinara then top them with meatballs for a delicious Italian meal complete with a salad and bread!
Day 5- Beef and Veggie Soup: Instead of using ground beef, add meatballs to your favorite version of beef and veggie soup. Serve with a side of cornbread. These are also tasty in Pizza Soup or Lasagna Soup.
Enjoy making a batch of these meatballs plus all the time you’ll save by re-purposing them!
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