Meatballs in Tomato Gravy

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Meatballs and a unique sauce, great served with your favorite pasta, or as meatball subs on a crusty bread, with melted mozzarella and dipped into sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix beef, egg, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp chili powder, catsup and cracker crumbs.
  2. Form into balls about the size of a walnut.
  3. Set aside until the gravy is boiling.
  4. Meanwhile combine remaining ingredients in a ovenproof dutch oven.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Drop meatballs into boiling tomato gravy and cook 3 minutes.
  7. Cover and place in oven.
  8. Bake at 350 for at least 1 hour.
  9. Serve over spaghetti.


Most Helpful

We had this for lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it! I added some miced garlic to the meatballs out of habit. We ate it as subs but for leftovers I will serve over angel hair pasta. Thanks!

Kikimony March 24, 2003

Made as directed, the sauce was soupy, not even as thick as a gravy. The meatballs were mushy. I thought the entire dish was bland & boring. I served mine on extra wide buttered noodles.

Carol G. May 05, 2006

My husband absolutely loved this and insisted I give it five stars! I thought the addition of katchup in the meatballs was a really good idea, and leaving it in the oven makes it really easy and hassle free. Thanks for sharing!

kolibri April 21, 2006

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