Simple Meatballs

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Meatballs! Meatballs! Meatballs!

Can you ever have too many meatball recipes?

I think not! So when I saw my blog friend

Tina over at Cherry Hill Cottage, the cutest

blog ever, post her Mama’s meatballs, just the way

she loved them as a child, I had to make them.

Mix the ingredients and shape into balls.

Brown the meatballs in oil

Scatter in a few onion slices as they brown.

Remove to a plate.

Add the sauce and water to the drippings.

Stir on medium-low. Season with salt and pepper.

Return the meatballs and simmer 10-15

minutes while you cook the pasta.

I followed her recipe exactly. It was a childhood

favorite. I couldn’t change a thing…no I did a bit,

I just added more sauce. She used 8-oz and I

ended up adding another can. She said it was OK.

The cracker crumbs, of which I had lots of little

saved packets from Wendy’s give them that

homestyle taste. No garlic, no Italian herbs, no

parmesan cheese. I said these were different.

These have a homey-comfort food-flavor.

If you wanted an Italian meatball dinner

make THESE instead.


1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 egg

1 t salt

1 t pepper

1 C saltine cracker crumbs

Combine all ingredients saving out a few chopped

onions to sprinkle around the meatballs while

frying. Roll the mixture into balls. Fry on

medium-high in 2 T oil, turning frequently until

browned. Remove them to a plate and add the…


1 16oz can tomato sauce

½ can water

salt and pepper to taste

Add the tomato sauce and water to the meatball

drippings in the skillet. Stir at medium low. Return

the meatballs back to the sauce, spoon sauce

over meatballs. Simmer 10-15 min.

Serve over spaghetti serves 4


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