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How to Cook Frozen Meatballs on the Stove

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



12 frozen meatballs

2 quarts of tomato sauce

Or, if you’re making meatballs from scratch:

1 lb ground 80/20 beef 

1 lb of ground pork

5 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 eggs

1 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup grated Romano cheese 


To make the meatballs:


  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. I like to use my hands because you can really get everything incorporated nicely. 
  2. Form the meatballs with your hands. I try to get the meatballs about the size of a golf ball. I think that size is perfect for soaking up the sauce and staying nice and moist. 
  3. Place the meatballs on a baking dish and freeze them for 4-6 hours. Then, keep ’em in the freezer until you need them.

To cook frozen meatballs:

  1. In a large skillet or pot, heat your tomato sauce on medium-high heat. 
  2. Add your meatballs to the sauce and bring it to a boil. Turn the stove down to medium-low heat and allow the meatballs to simmer for about 30 minutes or longer.
  3. Enjoy!
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Meatballs
  • Method: Cooked
  • Cuisine: Italian

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