Make in Bulk Master Meatball Mix

I find meatballs time consuming to make for a single meal, but keeping a load ready prepared in the freezer makes a meatball meal quick and easy and the kids help out with the rolling. This mixture can also be used to make burger patties. Serve with one of the sauces below or with your own favourite.


  • 1.5 kg lean beef mince
  • 6 slices bread made into crumbs
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk


    Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and using wet hands, roll into balls. I get around 90 meatballs from this quantity.

    Space the meatballs out on trays lined with baking paper and freeze.

    When frozen, the balls can be bagged in meal sized quantities.

    If you want you can precook the meat balls too, by baking them for 30 minutes at 180°. I prefer to cook them in, or with, the sauce but it’s up to you.

    You can also use this mixture for burger patties. To free flow freeze them place a square on non-stick baking paper between each, so you can prise them apart when frozen.


    Meatballs make a great appetiser with a dip or sauce for dunking.

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