Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

My Grandmother used to make these every Friday night with a big plate of spaghetti.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl add the meats and blend together with your hands.
  2. Add the onion, parsley, pepper, and garlic salt. Mix again with your hands until all the seasonings are well blended with the meat.
  3. In a bowl beat the eggs until well beaten. While mixing the egg into the meat mixture, add the bread crumbs 1/2 cup at a time until the meat begins to feel slightly firm.
  4. Form the meat into 1 1/2" balls with your hands.
  5. Gently place in cooking pan so that the meatballs are close but not touching.
  6. Cook in pre-heated oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until browned.
  7. The meatballs will not be fully cooked yet.
  8. Add meatballs to your favorite sauce and simmer for one hour. (I usually use my Grandmother's sauce recipe, since this was her meatball recipe. I posted it under Spaghetti Sauce #79000 for anyone who would like it.).
Most Helpful

5 5

It took a while to cook it, but when it was time to sit down to dinner, my family and i all agreed, it was well worth it

5 5

I made these for dinner last night. I was in a rush, so I didn't have time to simmer them in sauce...I just baked for 15 minutes at 350* and then broiled them for another 15. I only had plain bread crumbs, so I used S'kat's Homemade Italian Seasoning (#17718) and added it to the crumbs. These were delicious, but next time I will make sure I have the time to do it right and simmer them! I made 12 jumbo meatballs!! Thanks for posting this! :-)

5 5

Great meatballs, my husband ,kids and I loved them. I had some left over so we will look forward to sandwiches!