Delicious Italian Meatballs Simmered in Sauce - Mommy's Best!

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by petlover

easy and good - you can use any italian red sauce ( ready made or your own )for simmering -- i have used shallots instead of the onions with great results. Have the sauce simmering before you make the meatballs-it comes out better also-test the consistency of the raw meat before you shape the meatballs-the mix should be soft but it should hold together well in your hand. My kids, little and big, beg me to make this-there are never any leftovers!

Top Review by under12parsecs

My Man is a meatball man. So we have tried many a recipe for these lil' guys, but this is definitely one of the best! Perfect ratio of meat, breadcrumbs, and egg renders a beautiful little ball that holds together really well, but absolutely melt in your mouth! Simmered for an hour in Recipe #178134 by Abi Fae. I did add a few fresh herbs to the meat mixture and the sauce (thyme, sage, parsley, chives, and basil) and served 'em up open-faced and smothered in broiled mozzarella on a wonderful artisan bread from our local bakery. Perfect with a side of sauteed zucchini and green salad. Thanks, petlover!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop garlic and onions.
  2. Saute garlic and onions , in olive oil, until cooked and browned- set aside to cool.
  3. Mix ground meat, eggs, italian seasoning, grated cheese, salt & pepper and cooked onions/garlic mixture until well blended -- clean hands work best.
  4. Shape mix into approx 25 meatballs, all about walnut sized .
  5. In same pan, under medium heat, cook meatballs, turning as needed, covered, until cooked throughand brown on all sides.
  6. Drain off fat.
  7. Place in your favorite red italian sauce and simmer for at least 60 minutes over low heat.
  8. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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