Goofed the Recipe Meatballs

Goofed The Recipe Meatballs

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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
  • 2
  • 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

How to Make Goofed the Recipe Meatballs


  1. Combine ground meat, eggs, bread crumbs, milk and spaghetti sauce. Mix well.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with hands or wooden spoon.
  3. Shape into 1/4 inch meatballs with either hands or meatball shaper.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with light olive oil or cooking spray. Or heat olive oil in 12 inch skillet.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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About Goofed the Recipe Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef Turkey
Regional Style: Italian

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