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

Family recipe that goes way back. My mother said her uncle would always take a little of the meat and fry her a "hamburger" in the skillet as the rest were in the oven. It's a lot of work, but the results are way worth it. If you are going to make this, make a bunch and freeze it!!!! LOL


  1. Mince or press the garlic, and chop the parsley into fine pieces (or you can cut the measurement and use dried parsley flakes).
  2. Grate the onion and place in a bowl.
  3. Add all of the ingredients above, except for the olive oil, and mix together in the bowl.
  4. Form balls into the size of golf balls and then dip your hand (or brush) in the oil and then rub it on the balls.
  5. Place on cookie sheet and brown at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. I usually add these to my marinara sauce, but you can eat them many other ways as well!
Most Helpful

Delicious Sicilian Meatballs! I did as instructed - baked for 20 minutes, then simmered in your Grandma's marinara for a few hours. These will be my new staple from now on. Thanks for posting them!

steve in FL July 05, 2008

Excellent meatballs. I made them with your Grandma's Sauce recipe. So very, very good/the best!

mandagirl February 04, 2008

YUMMY! I just took a batch out of the oven and couldn't resist tasting one since the house smelled so wonderful. Absolutely great! I will be making these often. Quick and easy to put together, especially since I always have parsley and onions minced and already in the fridge. Thanks for sharing!!

Shastababy January 25, 2008