Return to Content

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)
Italian Meatballs

Yield: Serves 4.

These Italian Meatballs are not too spicy, not too bland -- just right. Please handle gently as you form into balls.


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Mix all the ingredients except the oil and form into balls, handling as gently as possible. Brown in the olive oil. Cover with Tomato Sauce (see below) and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

Tomato Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large Bermuda onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups canned, peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


Sauté the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the other ingredients and cook gently for 20 minutes. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and simmer for another 25 minutes before serving.

Updated Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Browse Similar Recipes

Sign-up for Yankee Magazine's FREE enewsletter!

and get a free digital issue, plus 30% off in the Yankee Store

Your New England Minute
Yankee Recipe Box
Yankee Exclusive Offers
Great Yankee Giveaway
Yankee's Travel Exclusives Newsletter

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Comments maybe edited for length and clarity.