Grilled Meatballs {Foil Packs}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Meatballs on the grill? YES!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 - cup(s) chunky spaghetti sauce
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • - Foil
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg and Italian seasoning and form into into 3/4 inch-diameter meatballs.
  3. Set out a large piece of foil (about 15” long) and spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in the center in an oval shape. Place the meatballs onto the sauce and wrap the foil up to hold the meatballs. Pour the remaining sauce onto each meatball and then seal the foil pack. If needed, use another piece of foil and pinch the edges to make the pack. (If freezing, place on cookie sheet in the freezer until frozen and then place the pack into plastic baggie.
  4. Grill the meatballs in the pack for 25 to 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. Cooking time may vary, depending on thickness of the meatballs and heat of the grill.
  5. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  6. Prepare salad.
  7. Serve Grilled Meatballs {Foil Packs} over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 eggs and 2 tsp Italian seasoning and form into into 3/4 inch-diameter meatballs.

To each piece of foil, add the following ingredients:

  • Thin layer of spaghetti sauce
  • Half of the prepared meatballs
  • Remaining spaghetti sauce onto each meatball

Wrap foil tightly around the meatballs and sauce. Place on baking sheet to freeze, then transfer the pack into a gallon-size plastic freezer baggie. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw completely in the fridge before grilling as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when you use gluten-free breadcrumbs and gluten-free side dishes.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Grilled Meatballs {Foil Packs}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw meatballs and sauce completely before adding foil packs to the grill and grilling for 25 to 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve with pasta and salad.

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