Mom's Famous Meatballs

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

Originally from Florence Fiorvante of Jackson Heights, NY. You can make this recipe complete with a tomato sauce, or just follow the instructions through the first step and then add to your own favorite sauce. The meatballs themselves are delicious. Woman's World Magazine, September 28, 2004.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients with 1/4 cup basil. Shape into 16 meatballs.
  2. In nonstick skillet, heat 1 T. oil over medium heat. Add half of meatballs; cook, turning once, until browned, 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining oil and meatballs. (Stop at this point if you are making your own sauce, add meatballs to your sauce and cook for 45 minutes or so).
  3. To skillet add garlic. Cook until lightly browned,1 minute. Stir in tomato paste. Fill paste can halfway with water; stir into mixture.
  4. In pot over medium heat combine crushed tomatoes and paste mixture. Stir in sugar and remaining basil. Bring to simmer; add meatballs. Partially cover; cook until meatballs are no longer pink inside, 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

Really tasty meatballs!! I cooked these in the oven and simmered in my own sauce. Made for PRMR.

Lavender Lynn February 19, 2013

You are so right Jackie-these meatballs ARE delicious! Not only that,they are simplicity itself to throw togther,AND they don't disintegrate when you cook them in the sauce. Wonderfully flavoursome,these little chaps are sure to get made again. Made for PRMR.

Noo October 22, 2009