Spaghetti Sauce and Eggless Meatballs

"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!"
photo by Kirsten H. photo by Kirsten H.
photo by Kirsten H.
photo by kelliwattis photo by kelliwattis
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins


  • 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


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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I made this for dinner last night, with pasta and minestrone soup, and it was great! 5 stars.
  4. Very good meatballs. Didn't try the sauce yet. Very quick to make only took 30 min start to table. ??
    • Review photo by kelliwattis
  5. You saved my day! The eggless meatballs were delicious. Next I will have to try your sauce. If anyone out there is out of eggs, give these meatballs a try. Thank You.


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