Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is the only one my family has ever used, and it will soon be the only one your family uses. It is not ready in a short period of time, so it takes patience. The wait is worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients until completely combined. If the mix is dry add cold water. it should be moist, but not wet.
  2. Have a large quantity of homemade marinara sauce very hot on the stove. Turn the sauce to very low heat. Form mixture into meatballs (size is your choice), and add raw meatballs to sauce (add them gently, as the pan will be crowded.
  3. Cover and walk away for three hours.
  4. Return, gently stir, cover, walk away for three more hours.
  5. Stir, and degrease the top.
  6. Cover, leave cooking for two more hours.
  7. Enjoy--you will love these.
Most Helpful

I'm an italian who couldn't get my grandmother's meatballs just right -- this is it!!!

onya0918 October 23, 2005

I was so excited to try these because the recipe sounded great. But the salt was insane. It ruined not only the meatballs, but the sauce. I will try without the salt next weekend and let you know. Unfortunately, it ruined my Sunday dinner and I had to run and buy jarred sauce.

colooch October 23, 2011