Addicting Italian Meatballs

"These meatballs are easy to make and very tasty. I love them on a meatball sandwich the day after!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
14 meatballs




  • Beat the egg in a small bowl.
  • Blend in the wine and tomato paste and set aside.
  • Place the ground beef and italian sausage in a large bowl and blend with your hands.
  • Add the bread crumbs and dry ingredients.
  • Slowly blend in the egg mixture with the hamburger mixture until it is mixed well.
  • If it is too dry, add more tomato paste or wine.
  • Shape into 2 to 3 inch meatballs.
  • Place meatballs on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turn meatballs at 10 minutes.
  • Add them to your tomato sauce (see Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe) and cook approximately 30 minutes or longer for more flavor.

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  1. This is a very tasty meatball recipe. I made them a little smaller and baked them on a rack so that the fat would drain as it baked. Ate some, froze the rest for future use. This recipe has endless possibilities.
  2. These are now my favorite meatballs. I get rave reviews every time I serve them. I substitute Panko bread crumbs for the Italian. and finely dice fresh onion rather than powder. I double the recipe and freeze the remainder.
  3. Very tasty meatballs! I usually make my own recipe but every now and them I like to try something new. I followed the recipe as posted then threw the meatballs in a pot of sauce. The meatballs baked really well and I wouldn't do it any differently with this recipe. I also think these would make great little cocktail meatballs since they are so flavorful. Thanks for posting, we will definitely try this again!
  4. Very good and easy recipe. I skipped the wine and tomato paste (used the sauce I was using for spaghetti. I also used plain bread crumbs and added extra Italian seasonings. Very tasty.
  5. very good recipe, put a piece of provolone cheese inside each meatball and it'll be perfect


I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. I moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1998. I enjoy camping, sewing and gardening. My husband and I love to cook. We are always trying new recipes and adding to old ones. We BBQ every weekend and always have a crowd of friends over to taste our creations! Usually we are watching Nascar and/or football while we BBQ! I am a Denver Bronco Fan, but I also like the Houston Texans.
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