Frozen cooked meatballs cook in 12 minutes or less, making them a good choice for quick, weeknight meals. They are usually made from ground beef, seasonings and bread crumbs and have a mild flavor that even most kids appreciate. Since they are already cooked, they only need a brief reheating. Serve meatballs with spaghetti, in Italian sandwiches or as an appetizer.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the meatballs on the baking sheet, spaced 1/2 inch apart. Heat the meatballs 10 to 12 minutes in a conventional oven, or eight to 10 minutes in a convection oven.
Place the meatballs in a slow cooker and replace the lid. Turn the cooker on high for one hour; turn the cooker to low and heat for two to three more hours, until heated through.
Place the meatballs in a shallow, microwaveable dish, in a single layer. Place a paper towel or lid over the meatballs. Microwave them on high for four minutes. Stir the meatballs and heat them for an additional two minutes, or until they are heated through.
- Tyson Food Service Products: Beef Meatballs, Fully Cooked
- "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook"; Beth Hensperger, et al.; 2004
- Boston University; Marvelous Microwave Meatballs; Joan Salge Blake