Homemade Meatballs & Sauce

Christine Schnepp


This is my own personal recipe for sauce and meatballs. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 5 votes

30 Min
35 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 4 slice
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 c
    Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    chicken stock (use in pan with meatballs while baking)

  • 1 lb
    crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz
    diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped basil
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper (to taste)

How to Make Homemade Meatballs & Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cube the bread removing the crust and soak in the milk in a large bowl.
  2. Add pork, beef, egg, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, cheese, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  3. Roll meatballs and put in a baking dish.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of chicken stock and cover with foil. Bake for 35 minutes or until meatballs are fully cooked.
  5. While the meatballs are baking make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a large pot (or Crock Pot) except the basil. If you are not using a Crock Pot then simmer the minced garlic cloves for about 2 minutes on low then add to the sauce.
  6. Add meatballs to the sauce when they are finished. (In a Crock Pot set to low heat for 4-6 hours). Add basil to sauce and meatballs 5-10 minutes before serving.
  7. These meatballs can be used for meatballs subs and with pasta.

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About Homemade Meatballs & Sauce

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

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