Another Italian Meatball Recipe

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have a few meatball recipes that I make according to mood; however, none of them seem to call for only 1 pound of ground beef, which is all that I had. I needed to improvise a bit, so I came up with this recipe, which turned out very nice. Luckily, I had a batch of homemade marinara sauce in the freezer, which was the perfect sauce to simmer them in! Once finished, they freeze very well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sauce in a large pot on the oven to simmer.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, except for sauce, in a large bowl until blended, but be careful not to overmix.
  3. Roll meat mixture into meatballs of your preferred size (I made them on the smaller side, probably the size of a golf ball).
  4. Drop them into the simmer sauce and cover.
  5. Simmer for 1 to 3 hours. Serve with additional parmesan cheese, to taste.
Most Helpful

Great meatball recipe!! I made this as written, although in a scaled back version. I, too, made my own marinara sauce and seared the meatballs before adding them to the sauce. I made these the night I tagged them, but DH surprised me by coming home early(causing me to have to add more pasta etc.) and I didn't take a photo and almost forgot to review them. Served with a salad and garlic bread for a terrific dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for your win in the football pool, congrats again!!!!

diner524 October 28, 2013

Made this for our dinner last night and I followed the instructions except I did sear the meatballs and used homemade marinara sauce. What a delicious recipe! Thank you for posting. DH really enjoyed these. Made for My 3 Chefs tag game.

mama smurf October 06, 2013