Mama’s Homemade Meatballs

Meatballs

This is my mom's famous meatball recipe! It makes amount makes 4 dozen meatballs and can last in the fridge for up to 3 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. Although I don't eat meat, I grew up eating these and know they are delicious! 

Prep Time30 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time50 mins

Ingredients:

 3 LBS Ground Meat (Veal, or extra lean ground beef)
 3 tsp Italian Seasoning
 2 tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 2 tsp Dry Mustard
 2 Eggs (well beaten)
 4 tbsp Matzah meal or breadcrumbs *DRY*
 1 cup BBQ Sauce
 2 cups Tomato sauce
 2.50 tbsp Tomato paste

Directions:

1

Beat eggs in a large bowl and set aside.

2

Add all the spices and bread crumbs and mix well to create a paste.

3

Add in ground meat and work with hands to mix well. You want all the seasonings to be mixed throughout the ground beef. Put in the work!

4

Form into 1 inch diameter size balls. It is best to keep hands moist when rolling them. Place meatballs on a cookie sheet.

5

In a large deep set pan (or dutch oven - with a lid), add BBQ sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Mix well. Heat on medium to bring to a light boil/ simmer.

6

Carefully drop the meatballs in the sauce. Simmer with the lid on for 15 - 18 minutes.

7

Can last in the fridge for up to 3 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Mama's Meatballs Pin

Ingredients

 3 LBS Ground Meat (Veal, or extra lean ground beef)
 3 tsp Italian Seasoning
 2 tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 2 tsp Dry Mustard
 2 Eggs (well beaten)
 4 tbsp Matzah meal or breadcrumbs *DRY*
 1 cup BBQ Sauce
 2 cups Tomato sauce
 2.50 tbsp Tomato paste

Directions

1

Beat eggs in a large bowl and set aside.

2

Add all the spices and bread crumbs and mix well to create a paste.

3

Add in ground meat and work with hands to mix well. You want all the seasonings to be mixed throughout the ground beef. Put in the work!

4

Form into 1 inch diameter size balls. It is best to keep hands moist when rolling them. Place meatballs on a cookie sheet.

5

In a large deep set pan (or dutch oven - with a lid), add BBQ sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Mix well. Heat on medium to bring to a light boil/ simmer.

6

Carefully drop the meatballs in the sauce. Simmer with the lid on for 15 - 18 minutes.

7

Can last in the fridge for up to 3 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Mama’s Homemade Meatballs

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