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“In the sauce it is 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning. It will for some reason not show up. Got this from a friend many years ago. Can doctor up with spice when making the meatballs to your liking. I always add fresh garlic to the meat mixture along with a dash of red pepper flakes. The sauce is excellent. Not sure how many it serves exactly. They are one of the first things that go at our parties. I simmer in my crockpot.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground round
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (not in original recipe) (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon red pepper flakes (not in original recipe) (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • Sauce
  • 24 ounces brooks catsup
  • 12 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 8 -10 ounces apple jelly, small jar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all meatball ingredients and roll into balls.
  3. Bake on pan with sides such as cake pan or jelly roll pan for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile mix together all sauce ingredients in large pan on top of stove.
  5. Simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Once meatballs are baked add to sauce and mix well.
  7. Simmer 15 minutes.
  8. I like to simmer the meatballs and sauce in my crockpot.

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