Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a fairly easy and quick recipe. Very tasty! One of our favorites!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 23 cup seasoned dry bread crumb
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 13-12 cup Heinz 57 steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • hot buttered noodles


  1. Combine meat, Parmesan, bread rumbs, milk, and egg.
  2. Make into about 20 meatballs, using a rounded tablespoon for each.
  3. Brown and drain.
  4. Sprinkle with flour.
  5. Stir gently to coat meatballs.
  6. Combine tomatoes, Heinz 57, sugar, and salt.
  7. Pour over meatballs.
  8. Simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes.
  9. Stir occasionally.
  10. Serve over noodles, rice, or pasta of your choice.
Most Helpful

Oh my goodness Susan, these were so good. We really enjoyed this meal. I added only the 1/3 cup of Heinz 57 and served them over buttered noodles. They were a hit with my DH, who gives reviews very seriously. They were neither too sweet nor too tangy, but JUST right. Thank you.

JoAnn April 07, 2002

This is one of our all-time favorite dishes that I have been making for years. It's wonderful to have a great recipe that is so good and doesn't just taste like everything else. I usually keep these meatballs in the freezer. I make them ahead and then partially bake them. I use ground turkey which is a little softer, and this really helps the meatballs keep their shape. After baking I let them cool and freeze them in ziploc bags. When I am ready to use them I just thaw them out, finish cooking them in a large skillet, then start at step #4. This is a great OAMC dish (once-a-month cooking). I got the recipe out of my "Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook".

Cookingfor7 December 31, 2006

This is certainly easy and the meatballs are delicious. Didn't care too much for the sauce -- it just tasted a bit "raw" to me. I kept thinking the sauce needed something else (onion, spices), but then I might have been trying to make it into spaghetti sauce. Will use the meatball recipe again, but with a different sauce.

Kat in Texas January 12, 2004