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Classic Meatball Recipe

Classic Meatball Recipe

This delicious classic meatball recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Serve with spaghetti or pasta!

Classic Meatball Recipe

Is there anything better than a big pot of sauce full of meatballs and sausage? It’s comfort food at it’s finest for me. A Classic Meatball Recipe can be hard to find, but I am here to tell you after you enjoy my recipe you won’t have to look any further. 

 

How to Make Momma Lew’s Classic Meatball Recipe

Be sure to scroll down so you can grab the printable recipe with full instructions and ingredients. 

Here’s what you will need: 

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium green pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (28oz ea, drained )
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (8oz ea)
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can tomato paste (6oz )
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp basil, oregano, parsley (each )
  • spaghetti or other pasta

Step 1: Combine the first 6 ingredients. Add beef and mix well. 

Step 2: Shape into eight meatballs, brown on all sides over medium heat. Drain and set aside

Now at this point, you can simmer the meatballs until cooked through to your liking in your favorite sauce recipe or use my recipe that I use. 

Step 3: Cook sausage, onion, pepper, until tender. 

Step 4: In a large heavy pot, add sausage, vegetables, 1/2lb ground beef and  meatballs. 

Step 5: Add tomatoes, sauce, broth, paste, garlic and seasonings.

Step 6: Stir gently. Bring to a boil.

Step 7: Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Serve your meatballs and sauce over your favorite pasta. Yes, spaghetti is classic, but I love this sauce served with rigatoni. Of course, a loaf of delicious bread is needed to mop up all of the delicious sauce. 

 

Classic Meatball Recipe

Classic Meatball Recipe

 

Classic Meatball Recipe

Classic Meatball Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

This delicious classic meatball recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Serve with spaghetti or pasta!

Ingredients

  • * 1 egg
  • * 1/4 cup milk
  • * 1 cup bread crumbs
  • * salt and pepper to taste
  • * 1/2 tsp parsley
  • * 1 lb ground beef
  • * 1 lb ground sausage
  • * 1/2 lb ground beef
  • * 1 large onion (chopped)
  • * 1 medium green pepper (chopped)
  • * 2 cans diced tomatoes (28oz ea, drained )
  • * 2 cans tomato sauce (8oz ea)
  • * 1 can beef broth
  • * 1 can tomato paste (6oz )
  • * 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • * 2 tsp basil, oregano, parsley (each )
  • * spaghetti or other pasta

Instructions

    1. Combine the first 6 ingredients. Add beef and mix well. 
       
    2. Shape into eight meatballs, brown on all sides over medium heat. 
      Drain and set aside
    3. Cook sausage, onion, pepper, until tender. 
    4. In a large heavy pot, add sausage, vegetables, 1/2lb ground beef, meatballs. 
    5. Add tomatoes, sauce, broth, paste, garlic and seasonings
    6. Stir gently. Bring to a boil
    7. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2-3 hours
    8. Serve over spaghetti or pasta of your choice.

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Melissa Dixon

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I loved this movie as a kid and always think of it when eating long spaghetti noodles. I gave a few to my dogs and was hoping for a video worthy moment but instead, it was messy and they ate the sauce off of the noodles rather than eating the noodles. lol I am excited to try both your recipe and watch this movie again!

Nadalie Bardowell

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Oh wow, this looks so delicious! I owned Lady and the Tramp on VHS, man does time fly. I absolutely love pasta and spaghetti is comfort food to me. I love how it can be made with either just tomato sauce or everything in-between. Meatballs and/or ground beef in spaghetti go together like PB&J.

lisalisa

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Mmmm, mmmmm, good! We love spaghetti and we truly love the movie Lady and the Tramp! I need to update my copy for I only have it on the VHS. This is an old classic Disney movie that I know my kids will enjoy watching with a bowl of spaghetti!

Melanie

Tuesday 20th of February 2018

What a tasty-looking, classic dish! We have spaghetti and meatballs a few times a month. I usually make regular pasta for the kids while my husband and I have zoodles.

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