Ma’s Meatballs

I make these while making Ma’s Spaghetti Sauce. This is the only change I have made over the years. Mom used to fry them in the pot in a bit of olive oil along with hot and sweet sausage before making the sauce.

I always ate two with a big plate of spaghetti until they were gone. Then I switched to sweet sausage. Now, I like the hot sausage. How our tastes change over the years.  


Large Bowl

Baking dish or large pot


3 lbs. Beef

2 cups flavored bread crumbs

½ cup milk

½ cup water

½ cup onion or 1 small onion minced

3 eggs

¼ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. salt

1 large clove of garlic crushed

½ tsp. oregano

1 tsp dry parsley or fresh is always better


Mix all the INGREDIENTS in the large bowl. Shape into meatballs the size of a handball and place in a very shallow baking tray or jelly roll pan. Bake in 400° oven for 25 minutes. Turn over meatballs half way through. Add to sauce and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. You can also fry them in the Spaghetti Sauce pot for an even richer tasting sauce.

Serving suggestion: See Ma’s Spaghetti Sauce

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