Mama Bellas Tomato Gravy and Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by frozenmargarita

Tony Danza Show

Top Review by LYNDA S.

Thank you!!! I have a crusty old copy of this from the Tony Danza show way back when - and now I don't have to scramble to find it! We have it as "Maria Bello's Tomato Gravy & Meatballs. Everybody loves it! The meatballs are the best! Didn't have enough crushed tomatoes so I took some stewed and whole tomatoes and ran them threw the blender. Also would adjust the sugar down a big (1/2 c works good). thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. In food processor chop onions, garlic, parsley. Soak bread in milk, then put in food processor with eggs and cheese. Add this mixture to ground beef with salt and pepper. Add bread crumbs to make soft firm ball. Roll meatballs, place on baking sheet and bake in 350 degree oven 30-40 minutes. Put in gravy and simmer for 1-2 hours.
  4. Sautee' onions and garlic until soft. Add remaining ingredients, stir and simmer 1 hour. Add meatballs and simmer another hour.

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