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I have been stocking my freezer this summer so I am ready for the new school year and the busy schedules that will come with it. Here is a freezer meal that even my picky eaters enjoy! The best part about this meal is the homemade teriyaki sauce, it is yummy! My cost per meal is $7.30.
Freezer Meal: Teriyaki Meatballs: (makes 3 meals)
- 2 lb Ground Beef
- 2 lb Ground Pork
- 1 cup Panko
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 green onions thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 TBSP freshly graded ginger
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp white pepper
Sesame seeds and chopped green onions to garnish (divide into 3 small bags)
- 4 1/2 cups rice of your choice (place 1 1/2 cup rice in each ziplock bag)
Homemade Teriyaki sauce
- 3 TBSP corn starch
- 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 5 TBSP honey
For meatballs: On a clean counter or large cutting board mix together the hamburger and pork with your hands.
Add the panko, garlic, graded ginger and pepper, work it throughout the meat with your hands.
Add egg yolk and onions work through until everything is combined.
Using the handy OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop, scoop up the meat and roll in your hands to form a ball.
Add meatballs to a cookie sheet and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool and divide into 3 ziplock bags.
For teriyaki Sauce: In saucepan add all ingredients and boil. Allow to cool and divide sauce into 3 ziplock bags.
You will have four bags for each meal (Teriyaki sauce, rice, meatballs and onion/sesame bag.) Place all four bags into one large ziplock bag label with directions.
When ready to serve, thaw overnight and cook meatballs for 15 minutes at 350 (or microwave for 4 minutes). Cook rice as directed. Warm sauce on stovetop. Garnish with onion and sesame seeds.
Cost per meal for me was $7.30. Your cost per meal may vary depending on price of meat purchased. Check your local grocery store in quick sale area for extra savings. I recommend going to asian market for panko, white pepper, soy sauce and rice for the best prices.