Magnificent Meatballs

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

Good size meatballs wrapped in crisp bacon with a distinctive sour cream and tomato sauce.

Top Review by Kay D.

I cut this recipe in half; since my husband and I were the only ones eating it. I got 12 of the largest meatballs I've ever seen. I baked these in a glass baking dish, but next time, I'm going to space them apart on a baking sheet, as some of the bacon never crisped up very well. I added 2 cloves of chopped garlic, and made the oregano a heaping tablespoon. I liked the sauce. Sometimes I find tomato sauce a little too acidic, and this smoothed it out nicely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the beef and 2 cups of tomatoes, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, pepper, oregano, and onion. Form into 24 good size meatballs. wrap each meatball with a bacon slice overlapping bacon carefully.
  2. Place the meatballs in a large flat baking dish so that the over lapping bacon is on bottom.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp.
  4. Remove from oven and pour off the fat.
  5. Combine the sour cream and the remaining 2 cups of tomatoes.
  6. Pour over the meatballs and return to the oven. Turn off the heat. Serve with rice once the sauce is hot.

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