Italian Meatballs

Gary Hancq


Made a large batch of Spaghetti Sauce a few days ago and enjoyed one of my favorite meals for a couple of days (Spaghetti with Fried Chicken) on the side. Chicken Wings sufficed, they are my favorite part of the bird.

Had plenty of sauce for the freezer. These meatballs will freeze well also.

Some of these will go with Spaghetti and Meatballs and some for Meatball Sandwiches topped with some roasted Sweet Peppers and a Marinara Sauce. Maybe a little melted Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese to top if you wish. I prefer it without cheese. I cut the meatballs in half to serve on sandwich.

I noted the ingredients well and theses were Splendiferous. (My word). Light and Delicious.

Ciao Italiano!!

I've provided a picture of "Land Measure" for my Country Folk Friends. And those Friends with a little "Country" in them. A diversion occasionally -- Is the "Spice of Life". It is pictured on the rear of my first cookbook.


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20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck (i used choice beef)
  • 1/2 medium
    onion diced medium to fine
  • 3
    eggs raw
  • 1/3 c
    water to moisten slightly
  • 1 1/2 c
    saltine crackers crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning dry
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder (not salt)
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder (not salt)
  • 2 tsp
    parsley dry
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil and/or butter to sautee

How to Make Italian Meatballs


  1. In large bowl add all ingredients except oil and butter. Mix ingredients well. I use a large cast aluminum fork for many of my mixing chores. From this to mixing puddings and cake batter. (See fork in picture with bowl).
  2. Form into meatballs. I made slightly larger than a golf ball. Pack lightly for a light meatball. This batch yielded 15 good sized meatballs.
  3. Fry and saute in a small amount of oil and butter. Moving around to cook evenly. I cooked on medium heat for 15 minutes and then on low heat for twenty minutes. add a little additional cooking oil as it is absorbed by the meat. Shake pan or roll meatballes for even cooking.
  4. Place on Paper towels to drain excess oil. serve or freeze for later use. These freeze well.
  5. These would compliment any sauce, And to my taste were Perfecto regarding the seasoning amounts and cooking procedure. Enjoy!
  6. Some of these are destined to grow up to be Meatball Sandwiches.
  7. Italian Meatball Sandwich -- With Sweet Italian Roaster Peppers (Roasted) and Provolone Cheese and Marinara.

    I cut the Meatballs in half. the pepper shown is the roasted Sweet Italian Roaster Pepper. also roasted some Green onions. Great Lunch.

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About Italian Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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