Italian Meatballs

READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
Recipe by hschroer77

Homemade meatballs are the best!

Top Review by Queen Roachie

I thought these were really good, and my kids adored them! I cut the recipe in half, and even with meatballs the size of a ping pong to almost golf ball (turns out I'm an inconsistent roller) I got about 30. I used flax meal to replace cracker crumbs and used 2 eggs for the half recipe. My kids were super excited to have homemade meatball subs for dinner. After baking most of the way through, I simmered these in my own sauce for about an hour or so. Kids have asked that I keep this in the rotation, so thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put Saltine crackers in a zip lock bag and crush (to look like bread crumbs).
  2. Take onion and chop finely.
  3. Mix ground beef, italian sausage, eggs, onion, garlice, parsley, salt and pepper. Then, mix in saltine crackers until "meatloaf" consistency.
  4. Form balls of mixture and place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. This mixture should make approximately 50 meatballs.
  5. Place meatballs in oven at 350 degree F for 40 minutes, turning occacsionally.
  6. When meatbals are done in oven, place them in a slow cooker Place red pepper, green pepper, and marinara sauce on top of meatballs.
  7. Allow to cook on low for 2-4 hours.
  8. Enjoy!

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