5 More Ways To Use Meatballs From The Supermarket

Grab these ready-to-cook meats to make great meals.

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Meatballs aren’t just for spaghetti. The great thing with meatballs is that it can be used for a variety of dishes. Here are 5 ways to rediscover your imagination in the kitchen using prepared meatballs from the supermarket: 


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1 Asian Meatball Sandwich

You can easily fast forward the prep of this intensely flavored sandwich by switching the ground meat in this recipe with supermarket-prepared meatballs. All you have to do is cook the meatballs as desired and assemble the other toppings.


This hearty meatball sandwich satisfies your sweet-salty craving!



2 Pork Meatball and Misua Soup

For this recipe, you might want to sear the prepared meatballs before dropping these in the soup. The breadcrumbs in meatballs can make it soak liquid and become soggy instead of just tender. Browning the meatballs also ensures it’s doubly delicious.


This pork meatball and misua soup is a homey dish to come home to!

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3 Meatball Lasagna

A simple switch-out of the make-it-yourself meatballs in this recipe will not only save you time, it saves you effort, too. If you’re really pressed for time, crumble the meatballs while cooking and toss in the tomato sauce for an easy meat sauce to use in the layers.


Kids can help with the layering of the ingredients. The important thing is to enjoy the process!



4 Meatloaf Shepherd’s Pie

If you’re not a fan of leftovers, you’ll love prepared meatballs that allow you to feel you’ve accomplished more while doing less. In this recipe, cook then crumble the meatballs to make the base of the flavored ground meat of this made-simple-and-easy meat pie.


Use leftover meatloaf to make a tasty shepherd's pie.


5 Bulgogi and Kimchi Topping Rice
Kimchi rice is delicious! This popular dish may already have all the flavor it can possibly get but for a change, skip the bulgogi prep and use cooked and crumbled meatballs. The kimchi is flavorful enough to enhance other flavors and not overpower the tasty meatballs you use to top this rice. This is your breakfast, lunch, or dinner rice meal elevated. 


This Korean-inspired dish features kimchi rice as the base and a choice of beef or pork for the topping.


No matter what dish you're craving, make use of what prepared ingredients are available so you can skip steps and save yourself time with minimum effort and maximum taste. 


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