These Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs are so delicious that my whole family loves them. The best part about this recipe is being able to have both stuffing and meatballs in each bite. This makes it easier for those picky eaters who don’t like their food touching.
Savory meatballs packed with a burst of flavor! Thinking of revamping your Thanksgiving menu?
Turkey, which is definitely on top of everybody’s list, is always the main star in every family’s Thanksgiving table.
But how about a recipe that packs in all that scrumptious goodness while showcasing all Thanksgiving flavors?
By Thanksgiving flavors we mean the good old stuffing and yummy cranberry all blended into a classic meatball- giving us- STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS.
This stuffed meatballs to your Thanksgiving menu. It’s the all-in-one showcase! Both adults and kids will surely love it
Why You’ll Love These Stuffed Meatballs
- First, it’s got more flavor than your regular meatballs.
- Second, the ready-made Stove Top Stuffing is unlike other store-bought mixes. It blends really well with the meat.
- Third, it’s something new for the whole family. It will be big hit with the kids!
These stovetop stuffing meatballs are easy to make. Preparation time takes about 15 minutes and cooking time takes approximately 1 1/4 hours.
This can be a family activity by letting the kids or other families help out with the mixing or forming the meatballs.
This recipe makes approximately 35 to 40 one-inch meatballs.
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KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED:
INGREDIENTS FOR STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS
- ground Sirloin
- medium Onion – Chopped
- Stove top Stuffing
- Italian Seasoning
- Ground Oregano
- Brown Sugar
- Minced Garlic
We mustn't forget the BBQ sauce as well! It provides the kick to our STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS.
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce
HOW TO MAKE STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS
Everybody loves meatballs. With a new twist to the ingredients, the stuffed meatballs might just be the new star of your family meals!
Let’s get cooking!
At the bottom of this post, you’ll find the printable recipe with all the specific instructions.
Step 1. In a large bowl, place the Ground Sirloin, chopped Onion, and the package of Stovetop Stuffing, both the cubed bread and the Seasoning Package.
Step 2. Mix together, then add the Italian Seasoning, Ground Oregano, Ketchup, Milk, Egg, Brown Sugar, and Minced Garlic.
Step 3. Roll into balls, and place in a large pan sprayed with Cooking Spray.
Step 4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and Cook for 30 minutes, and turn the Meatballs for even cooking.
Step 5. Cook for about another 10 minutes and finish cooking in Sauce.
How to make the BBQ Sauce for your STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS
Step 1. While the Meatballs are cooking; In a medium bowl, add the Cranberry Sauce, Country Bobs, Garlic Powder, and Brown Sugar, and stir well to mix.
Step 2. When the Meatballs have been Cooking for about 40 minutes, pour the Sauce over the Meatballs – while still in the pan in the oven – and toss or roll the Meatballs in the Sauce with a large Spoon.
Step 3. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool slightly.
Step 4. Serve over Mashed Potatoes or Rice. Enjoy!
You can have these stuffed meatballs for lunch or dinner when the whole family is sitting together.
There are other side dishes that will best complement your stovetop stuffing meatballs.
Also, don’t forget the dessert to finish off this delicious dish.
What to pair with your Stuffed Meatballs
- Creamy mashed potatoes
- Corn on the cob
- Pumpkin pie
- Pecan pie
Popular Substitutions & Additions
White sugar for the BBQ Sauce
There are multiple ways to serve up stovetop stuffing meatballs that will make it look appetizing and give you a chance to exhibit the inner artist in you. Here are some presentation ideas you can use.
How to Reheat and Store Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs
Best way to store stuffed meatballs?
For longer shelf life, keep your stuffed meatballs in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
How long will STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS last in the fridge?
If your stuffed meatballs are properly cooked and stored, they will last 3 to 4 days.
Can I Freeze stuffed meatballs?
Absolutely! After cooking, allow the meatballs to cool completely then place them on a baking sheet. Freeze until solid.
When completely frozen, transfer the stuffed meatballs to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
Don’t forget to label!
How do I reheat stuffed meatballs?
Reheat the stuffed meatballs in the oven at 300°F.
Arrange the stuffed meatballs on a baking sheet, cover them with foil to avoid them drying out, and heat them up until completely warmed.
STUFFED MEATBALL FAQS
Can I use a different ingredient aside from egg for the stuffed meatball?
Yes! The good news is that you have a variety of choices. You can cater it to your taste.
Suggested alternatives are 3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce, 2 tablespoons buttermilk per egg, or 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt per egg.
Can I make a meatless stove top stuffing meatball?
Yes! Instead of meat, you can use a combination of carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and breadcrumbs.
You can also experiment with other kinds of combinations.
Cooking is a creative activity!
Can I mix the stuffed meatball with a spoon instead?
No. It’s always better to mix meatballs using our hands.
The touch of our hands blends all of the ingredients without crushing the meat.
Can I make the stovetop stuffing meatball in any size?
It depends on how you will be serving it. If you add the meatballs to soup, it should be smaller.
When served on their own, the ideal size is 2 inches in diameter.
If you want to top it on spaghetti, medium-sized will do.
How do I serve my stuffed meatballs in an appetizing way?
There are multiple ways to serve up stovetop stuffing meatballs that will make it look appetizing and give you a chance to exhibit the inner artist in you.
Here are some presentation ideas you can use.
You can mount it on toothpicks to look like lollipops. A great trick for kids!
You can also put it as toppings on your mashed potatoes and drizzle it with gravy. Such a filling dish!
Or, you can line them up like this! It looks like a kebab without the skewer and you can also showcase that wonderful BBQ sauce you made!
Other Recipes You’ll Love:
- Meatball Wellington
- Five-Ingredient Ravioli
- Instant Pot Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Drizzle
STOVE TOP STUFFING MEATBALLS RECIPE
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
- 2 pounds of ground Sirloin
- 1 medium Onion - Chopped
- 1 Package of Stove top Stuffing
- 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Oregano
- 1 cup of Ketchup
- 1/2 cup of Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of minced Garlic
- BBQ SAUCE:
- 1 can of Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
- In a large bowl, place the Ground Sirloin, chopped Onion, and the package ofStovetopStuffing, both the cubed bread, and the Seasoning Package.
- Mix together, then add the Italian Seasoning, Ground Oregano, Ketchup, Milk, Egg, Brown Sugar, and Minced Garlic.
- Roll into balls, and place in a large pan sprayed with Cooking Spray.
- P reheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook for 30 minutes, and turn theMeatballsfor even cooking.
- Cook for about another 10 minutes and finish cooking in Sauce - see directions below.
Make the Sauce:
- While theMeatballsare cooking; In a medium bowl, add the Cranberry Sauce, Country Bobs, Garlic Powder, and Brown Sugar, and stir well to mix.
- When theMeatballshave been Cooking for about 40 minutes, pour the Sauce over theMeatballs- while still in the pan in the oven - and toss or roll theMeatballsin the Sauce with a large Spoon.
- Cook for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and cool slightly.
- Serve over Mashed Potatoes or Rice. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 122Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
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TheseStoveTopStuffingMeatballsare so delicious, you could eat the whole dish.
They're topped with a Cranberry Barbecue Sauce that just melts in your mouth.
They're really simple to make, and you bake them in the oven and they're really no fuss.
You can serve them over Mashed Potatoes, or Rice, and you have a great meal that's so easy to prepare.
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I hope you enjoy this delicious stove Top Stuffing Meatballs recipe as much as my family does!
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