Italian Meat Balls

15 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This is my mother's recipe for meatballs. They freeze well and leftovers make good meatball sandwiches served on Bollillo's toped with sauce and Provolone cheese.


1 1/2 pound Lean ground meat
2 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder; or to taste
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
10 Saltine crackers; crushed
1 medium Onion; chopped fine
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/3 cup Water
2 1 pound 10 ounce Prego Spaghetti Sauce
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 6



Mix in medium mixing bowl using your hands:

Ground meat, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, crackers, onion.

Roll the meat into 2 inch balls and heat the oil in the skillet. Brown the meatballs in the skillet, turning to brown on all sides.

Heat in large sauce pan while the meat balls are frying:

Spaghetti sauce, water, and sugar.

When the meat balls are browned on all sides, transfer them to the heated sauce, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve over hot spaghetti or your favorite pasta with garlic toast and a salad.

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Very good. Used my own sauce but made meat balls according to recipe. Will use this again.. Browned meatballs in the oven b/c it's easier to get them browned evenly.
meganspit 2y ago

I just made the meatball exactly as instructed. They are the best meatballs I've ever had. I used a different sauce but I tasted the meatballs before I placed in the sauce. One word. Amazing!
keddacakes 2y ago

Used crushed garlic and added Dijon mustard - yummy.
LeahJane 2y ago

very good
jer555 2y ago

very good except used ritz crackers instead
te19 2y ago

I have been trying to find a meat ball recipe so i can make dinner for my family one day
kristylg231 3y ago

Just made it super yummy
LitaChristina 3y ago

Havent tried it yet but it looks good
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