Italian Meatballs with Sauce

When I made these meatballs the other day it occurred to me that the recipe card was very old and I had been making these meatballs for many many years. I really don't look at the card anymore I just get it out, in case I forget something. This recipe has been around our family for a very long time and has been added to and refined through the years. It is a simple recipe and a great go to meal that can be made in a short time. The meatballs can be frozen and then baked or baked and then frozen, and the sauce can be frozen, just cook the pasta and your meal will be ready to set on the table.

Italian Meatballs with  Sauce

Italian Meatballs with Sauce  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

My husband had asked me earlier in the week if I would make him the Meatballs and Spaghetti, of course I said yes, who can say no to such a great guy. Our family loves this recipe and sure hope you enjoy it.

Italian Meatballs with Sauce
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 pound ground chuck
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon anise seed
1 teaspoon salt
1teaspoon pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes
Gently mix all the meatball ingredients together, careful not to over mix. With 2 tablespoons of the mix roll the mix into a ball.
Place the meatballs on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Let the meatball rest for at least 30 minutes before adding to sauce or freezing.
Recipe Tip
The meatballs can be frozen up to 3 months before or after baking.
The meatballs can be served with or without the sauce.
In a very hot stock pot add the olive oil and saute the onion and the garlic until the onion is clear.
Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Add the meatballs and cook on low heat for 30 minutes and keep warm until serving.
Serve the Meatballs with Sauce on the Pasta of your choice.
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Bake The Meatballs

Italian Meatballs with Sauce, Baking  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Prepare The Sauce and Add The Meatballs

Italian Meatballs with Sauce, Making Sauce  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Pasta

Italian Meatballs with Sauce, Add Pasta  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Inside of The Meatball Is Very Moist and Tender

Italian Meatballs with Sauce, Meatball Center  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Add Cheese If You Like and Enjoy!

Italian Meatballs with Sauce,add cheese  at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I sure hope you are having a great day today and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and spend some time with us. Enjoy the new recipe and enjoy a nice meal at the table with your family and friends. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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  1. Dear Miz Helen, True classic comfort food; especially with this cold and damp weather. A good meal to look forward to. xo Catherine

  2. This gives me a great idea, I think we'll have this for supper. Thanks for sharing, friend. And I'm hoping 2015 will be our best year ever.

  3. What a delicious classic!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. You bring the most delicious things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Love all the flavors in the meatballs. We're having spaghetti and meatballs tonight--my son's request. I always add Parm cheese to my meatballs too. Thank you for sharing, Miz Helen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  6. Your meatballs look delicious, Miz Helen! I like the addition of the Parmesan cheese. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

  7. Congratulations! Your Italain meatballs and sauce have been featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking!! Nettie



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