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Meatballs in sauce


  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or milk
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2-3 pounds of ground beef or 2 pounds ground beef + 1 pound of ground pork
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of dry parsley or 1/4 bunch of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 3-5 cloves of crushed garlic (your preference)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of dry Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 6 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or cooking oil)


  1. Soak bread crumbs in beef broth or milk and set aside for 15-20 minutes
  2. Heat olive oil  and cook onions til lightly caramelised (set aside to cool)
  3. Put all ingredients into a bowl and combine well
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and put into the refrigerator for an hour to blend flavours
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  6. Put a little vegetable oil on your hand and with an ice cream scoop (for large meatballs) or cook scoop (for small meatballs) for your meatballs by rolling between hands. (I use latex cloves)
  7. Arrange meatballs on a prepared baking sheet lined with foil and lightly oiled
  8. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until done or lightly brown
  9. Either serve them with your favourite Italian sauce or just plain with a little Parmesan cheese sprinkled over them. I put them into a pot Italian sauce and let them simmer for an hour or so.