Homemade Meatballs

Making homemade meatballs is so easy and a lot less expensive than purchasing pre-made! Here is the recipe that has been in my family for 4 generations. You will love how moist they become after simmering in a large pot of sauce all day….top them on spaghetti for dinner and make a delicious meatball sub for lunch the next day! 

In large bowl add ground chuck, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, chopped onion, and milk
Combine well with hands 

Heat oil on medium -high heat

Roll meat mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball

brown for about 5 mins  
turn over an brown on the other side 

You do not have to cook all the way through…just brown on both sides. This will give it color and flavor. 

Place in your sauce 

Let simmer for 4-6 hours on stove. The meatballs will finish cooking in the sauce. 



Serve with Grandma Ruth’s Spaghetti Sauce!

2 lbs ground chuck
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 Tbsp of parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
Mix well, form into balls (golf ball sized), cook in hot olive oil. Brown on both sides and let simmer in sauce for 4-6 hours on stove. 
Thank you Grandma..I love you so much. Thank you for being such a good example of a Godly wife!

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Beauty and Bedlam



  1. Oh my this looks YUMMY! I so cant wait to try this out on our next Spaghetti Madness night!! hugs

  2. Courtney (Women Living Well) says:

    Wow! My husband would love this – I have never made my own homemade meatballs…why you ask??? Ummmm…cause it's so easy to just brown the meat and make meat sauce – but you inspire me – I must do this for my family…they'd think I was the bomb lol!!! 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Courtney, yes it is easier to make meat sauce! Good idea! lol! Sonya..spaghetti madness..sounds fun!!

  4. Jackie Koll says:

    Just wondering – can you cook them half way and than freeze them – than throw them in the crockpot frozen and cook in a sauce?? In my head I say yes but I thought I would post here and see if I get a response. We love meatballs and they are so expensive to buy so making a big batch of these and freezing them would be perfect!

  5. Wow, my husband is going to love this!!! Thanks so much we have been looking for a recipe like this!

  6. goodgirlgonehome says:

    Looks so good. A meat ball sub sandwich sounds amazing for lunch!

  7. Looking forward to my dinner tonight cause this is what I am making along with your Grandma's spaghetti sauce!

  8. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Yes Jackie..you sure can! Kathryn, goodgirl, Ingrid..thank you! Enjoy serving your families! Love to you, Janelle

  9. Anna Unruh says:

    These meatballs look delicious, I have Grandma Ruths Spaghetti sauce recipe and the sauce is good too…

  10. Raquel Soto says:

    is this printable?

  11. I made this tonight so tomorrow’s dinner would be easier (meatball subs) and we loved it! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Crystal says:

    Yummy! I’ve never attempted this before but now feel empowered! So I would assume these would be okay tossed in the crock pot with the sauce at a certain time of day?

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe, my mom always had a good one but never followed a recipe and no matter what I do I cannot duplicate it.

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