Fresh Meal Planning (3/5-3/11)

This year is going by so fast it’s hard to believe it’s already March! Daylight Savings, St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring are all coming up fast! Luckily we have more great meal plans to help save you time and money during this busy month!  Continue reading “Fresh Meal Planning (3/5-3/11)”

Fresh Meal Planning (1/22-1/28)

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Mini Meatball Meal Solutions

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A meatball so versatile, you can incorporate it into meals, morning – noon – or night! With back to school time here, this is music to the ears! Simek’s Mini Meatballs are designed to deliver you quality, convenience and delicious taste that can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Knowing that this time of year can be just as stressful as it is fun – with juggling getting the kids on the bus to fitting in homework time after a busy night of after school activities – and serving tasty meals to our families is something we always want to get an A+ in, or even a straight A will do!

We really mean it when we say you can keep your “Dinner Hero” status because mini meatballs can be added to everything from eggs to skillet meals. And when those tummies are grumbling – which seems at times, is all the time – you don’t have to worry about finding a snack to get them through till dinner. Mini meatballs are precooked, so by simply heating them in the microwave, you can add them to your nachos, pizzas, and hoagies in no time – goodbye to the dreaded dinner wait! With a quarter-ounce size, little ones to adults find them perfectly portioned for even items like egg bakes, pizza, nachos, and many more items like the recipes shared below!

While you’re enjoying your Simek’s Mini Meatballs, also check out the Simek’s BIG Mini Giveaway. You could WIN an Mini iPad and Simek’s Mini Meatballs! Click Here for our contest on Twitter from September 6 through September 20, 2014!

Buffalo Mini Meatball Lettuce Wraps

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Buffalo Mini Meatball Lettuce Wraps
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. Simek's Mini Turkey Meatballs
  • ½ Cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Onions, chopped
  • 4 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 3 Oz. Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 12 Iceberg lettuce leafs (Romaine and Boston/Bibb lettuce are also good options)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
Instructions
  1. Cook Simek’s Mini Turkey Meatballs and chopped onions on stovetop until warmed all the way through.
  2. Add a ½ cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and stir until mini meatballs are coated.
  3. Prepare lettuce leafs and place heated meatballs and onions in center of each leaf, followed with crumbled blue cheese, shredded carrots, and chopped celery as garnishes.

 

Grilled Cheese Mini Meatball Rollups

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Grilled Cheese Mini Meatball Rollups
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Ingredients
  • 1 Pkg. Simek's Mini Beef Meatballs
  • 6 Slices White Bread
  • 6 Slices American cheese
  • 1 T. Butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Heat Simek’s Turkey Mini Meatballs in a pan until warmed all the way through.
  2. Cut crusts off of bread and roll with rolling-pin to flatten bread.
  3. Place 1 slice of American cheese on each piece of flattened bread, followed by 4 mini meatballs aligned in center.
  4. Roll sides of bread to center to create rollup.
  5. In frying pan place 1 tablespoon of butter and once melted add rollup.
  6. Heat for 5-10 minutes and turn regularly to brown all sides.

 

Mini Meatball Tortellini Soup

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Mini Meatball Tortellini Soup
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pkg. Simek's Mini Beef Meatballs
  • 1 Bag Frozen Tortellini
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Can Italian Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Block Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups Baby Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese Garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large crock-pot combine meatballs, tortellini, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, cream cheese, and baby spinach.
  2. Cover and set on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

 

Special Thanks to Simek’s for providing our Guest Blog on Mini Meatball Meal Solutions. Love these recipes and want more? Visit www.simeks.com/recipes