Quick & Easy: Several How to Cook Frozen Meatballs

Frozen foods make everyone’s lives easier, just get it in the frozen section in your local groceries and then you can cook it however you like it.

But did you know that there are actually different ways to cook your frozen meatballs? Well, keep reading and you’ll find out. A little hint, though, they are very easy.

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HISTORY OF MEATBALLS

The History of the Meatball Via theatlantic

  • There is no clear evidence as to where meatballs actually originated. Some say it is from the Chinese recipe “Four Joy Meatballs” from the Shandong cuisine during the Qin Dynasty.
  • Other people says that it actually originated from Persia, during the time that meat was still ridiculously expensive that people have to make the most of it so they roll the leftover meats into a ball, hence the name.
  • It was apparently called “kofta” which is a Persian word that means “minced meat balls”
  • There is no record of what is the original recipe of meatballs since every culture has their own version.

MEATBALLS AROUND THE WORLD

It doesn't really matter what kind of meatballs you like, you can even make your very own recipe but here are what meatballs are typically like around the globe.

TSUKUNE (EAST ASIA)

Tsukune Via seriouseats

This meatballs recipe involves ground chicken meat that has been marinated and thickened with corn starch and grilled over charcoal and brushed with a special soy sauce called Tare.

BO VIEN (VIETNAM)

Beef Meatballs Via youtube

In South East Asia, this is basically the normal way of eating meatballs. They add it as a special ingredient in a noodle soup. It is called Pho and it is typically made from ground beef, chicken or pork.

LION’S HEAD (EASTERN CHINA)

Chinese Lion’s Head Pork Meatballs Via omnivorescookbook

It's not literally made from a lion’s head. It is just called like that because it is big. It is usually served with cabbage.

They're also usually soft and is seasoned with rice wine, sesame oil, ginger and some other herbs. It can be stewed or steamed but it is often served as some kind of soup.

ITALIAN-AMERICAN MEATBALLS (North America)

Italian-american meatballs Via foodnetwork

You know that kind of meatballs you add in your spaghetti? Well, this is exactly it. Italian immigrants introduced this to New York and it spread out so fast since it is so good.

It is now served almost anywhere. This is probably the most common way of eating meatballs in the western culture.

CHIFTELE (Northern Europe)

Romanian meatballs (Chiftele) Via jocooks

This type of meatball is often served naked like some sort of salad. You can dip it in mustard, tomato or sour cream alongside the lettuce and potatoes.

BITTERBALLEN (Western Europe)

If you are planning to do to the Netherlands, you should try the way they cook their meatballs. They serve it as a snack, unlike the others who serve it as a main dish.

And since it is a snack, it only comes in bite-sized pieces and can be dipped into any type of dip you wish.

FRIKADELLER (Denmark)

Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller) Via food

It is a pan-fried meatball that is served with potatoes that have gravy and cabbage on it

HOW TO COOK FROZEN MEATBALLS

The frozen meatballs we usually get in the groceries are either raw or precooked. The precooked frozen meatballs can actually be cooked in 12-15 minutes which is really great for people who are always in a hurry.

How To Thaw Out Frozen Meatballs "EASY WAY" Via Look Up Lift Up

Usually, they are made up of beef or chicken, that has seasonings on it.

There are Three Quick & Easy ways to heat it up:

MICROWAVE

YOU WILL NEED:

Frozen cooked meatballs

COOKED PERFECT FROZEN MEATBALLS Via jasoncouponking

Microwaveable dish

Microwave Dish Via sistemaplastics

Paper towel

GLUE USED FOR PAPER TOWEL MANUFACTURING Via blog.lddavis

Circle a ranch homestyle meatballs product test in the microwave Via seasparkles corner

  • STep 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • STEP 4
  • STEP 5

Check the meatballs with your meat thermometer to make sure it is already fully heated up

SLOW COOKER

YOU WILL NEED

Slow cooker

Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook' N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker Via Amazon

Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook' N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker Via Amazon

Frozen cooked meatballs

COOKED PERFECT FROZEN MEATBALLS Via jasoncouponking

  • STep 1
  • Step 2
  • STEP 3

Set for 1 hour on HIGH

Set for 1 hour on HIGH Via leaf

Grape Jelly Meatballs (Crockpot) Via Shannon Schmid

OVEN

YOU WILL NEED

Frozen cooked meatballs

COOKED PERFECT FROZEN MEATBALLS Via jasoncouponking

Baking sheet

AmazonBasics 3-Piece Baking Sheet Set Via Amazon

AmazonBasics 3-Piece Baking Sheet Set Via Amazon

  • STep 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3

Heat it up for about 10-15 minutes

CAUTIONS

  • Make sure that the meatballs are already fully cooked because it might cause food-borne illness to the people who will consume it
  • To make sure it is already cooked and heated up use a meat thermometer and it has to reach up at least 160 degrees
  • If you are cooking frozen cooked meatballs checked the pack if it has already been seasoned, if not then you may season it, if yes just add a little bit

Meatballs Nutrition Via livestrong

NUTRITION FACTS

Per 100g

CALORIES – 197

TOTAL FAT – 9g

SODIUM – 550 mg

POTASSIUM – 180mg

TOTAL CARBS – 8g

PROTEIN – 21g

CONCLUSION

How To Make Quick and Easy Meatballs Via Clair Boone

Homemade meatballs will always better than frozen ones. In fact, every homemade meal is better than any frozen or take outs especially if you are on a strict diet and trying to stay healthy.

But if you are too busy for that then this is just perfect for you since it is quick and very easy. Try it out and let us know what you think so leave a comment.

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Lita Watson
 

Hi there! I’m Lita, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Even though, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so i keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and a wonderful husband.

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