Homemade Meatballs

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Jan. 07, 2016

Learn how to make meatballs and tomato sauce. Homemade meatballs are great for dinner, appetizers, even soup.


For meatballs:
Ground beef/A combination of beef and pork 1 Pound
Egg 1
Breadcrumbs/Oatmeal /cornflakes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((dryish, starchy particles))
Finely chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Chopped parsley 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
For sauce:
Canned tomatoes 14 Ounce ((1 can, whole or chopped))
Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Oregano 1 Teaspoon
Dried basil 2 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon



1.Mix all meatball ingredients together with your hands and form into 1.5 inch balls. Youll probably get around 12 balls.

2.Brown over med-high heat in a small amount of oil.

3.Then add the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil, red pepper, salt. Cover and turn heat to low. Simmer about 20 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, cook you up a pound of noodles or what-have-you.

5.Check on your balls. If the sauce is thin, cook with the lid off for another 10 minutes or so. Too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water or wine. (Make sure you leave the back door open to let the unicorns inside.)

6.Eat your spaghetti and meatballs dinner.


7.Serve meatballs with pasta or crusty bread and a salad with homemade vinaigrette!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 445Calories from Fat 290

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.2%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1185 mg49.38%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet