Spaghetti Sauce and Eggless Meatballs

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is my mother in law's, mother in law's sauce recipe. It is sweet due to the sugar, but it's my husband's favorite! The meatball recipe is one I adapted using parmesan cheese instead of eggs since my daughter is allergic to egg whites. This meal is yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Sauce

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans water
  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 (29 ounce) can water
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry onion flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning (more or less to taste)
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • cut up vegetables, such as green pepper, onions, mushrooms (optional)
  • Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spices
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese
  • 14 cup milk
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper


  1. Sauce: combine all ingredients in large dutch oven.
  2. Simmer on stove top 3-5 hours.
  3. Meatballs: Combine all ingredients together in large bowl.
  4. Shape into balls and place in simmering sauce to cook.
  5. **the meatballs can be browned in oven or on stovetop instead of being cooked in sauce.
Most Helpful

I made the meatballs and they were delicious. Just the recipe I needed. Simple meatballs with no egg. I didn't have any Parmesan so I used some mild cheddar. Very good and probably would be much better with the Parm. Simple is often the best and this recipe makes excellent meatballs.

evening April 05, 2013

I just made the meatballs, and not the sauce -- but the eggless meatballs were great! I was worried I wouldn't be able to make dinner as planned because I was out of eggs, so this recipe saved me. VERY yummy, could not tell the difference.

strandia22 March 22, 2008

I made this for dinner last night, with pasta and minestrone soup, and it was great! 5 stars.

RalMiska August 10, 2006