Goofed The Recipe Meatballs

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Goofed the Recipe Meatballs

Karen Spencer


I made this recipe quite by accident. I was reading a spaghetti sauce recipe and thought it was a recipe for making meatballs. I made this mistake 15 years ago and have been using this "made up" recipe since. It's a great hit with my kids and friends. You can either bake, broil or fry the meatballs.

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25-40 meatballs


10 Min


30 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 c
milk, 2%
1/8 c
jarred spaghetti sauce
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1 tsp
thyme, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1/8 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
parsley flakes
olive oil, light

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine ground meat, eggs, bread crumbs, milk and spaghetti sauce. Mix well.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well with hands or wooden spoon.
Shape into 1/4 inch meatballs with either hands or meatball shaper.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with light olive oil or cooking spray. Or heat olive oil in 12 inch skillet.
Place meatballs on foil lined cookie sheet and broil until nicely browned on all sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until nicely browned. Or place in skillet and fry until nicely browned.
Serve over spaghetti with your favorite jarred or homemade spaghetti sauce. Leftovers make great meatball subs. You can also serve leftover meatballs on buttered spaghetti noodles, lightly garnished with Parmesan cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy