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These flavorful meatballs are tasty and versatile. You can use them in spaghetti, meatball subs, or even simmer them in barbeque or sour cream sauce. These are incredibly easy. Add to prepared sauce or serve as-is.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
10 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, and soup mix in a large bowl. Knead the mixture with your hands until well blended; it will be quite dry. Add eggs and Italian dressing and mix. Allow mixture to sit in the refrigerator 10 minutes.

  • Pinch off just enough of the meatball mixture to fit comfortably inside your palm, then roll to form a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  • Cover the bottom of a skillet lightly with olive oil and heat to medium-high. Add meatballs. Cook on one side for about 4 minutes, then turn and continue to cook until browned and no longer pink in the centers, about 4 minutes more. You may need to cook these in batches depending on how large your skillet is.

Cook's Notes:

Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead of beef.

If meatballs are too small or too large, you can adjust to your liking. The larger meatballs tend to fall apart more than the smaller ones, however.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in the recipe name, the yield, the cooking method, and the how the meatballs are served (with sauce and cheese in a bun) when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

429 calories; protein 26.8g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 23g; cholesterol 165.8mg; sodium 1327.4mg. Full Nutrition