Mom’s Meatballs

My mom usually makes these with venison since my dad, brother, and brother-in-law all hunt, so she has an abundance of it.  Everyone RAVES about how delicious and tender they are!  I make mine with lean ground turkey and I find them delicious and tender also.  You can use any ground meat you’d like to make these.


  • 3 lbs ground meat
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce, plus more if putting in crock pot
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley



Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together, adding more breadcrumbs if your mixture is too wet, or more milk and sauce if it’s too dry.

Once you’ve achieved a sticky consistency, roll into balls and put on foil lined baking sheets.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
You can eat these now any way that you’d like…
To make them super tender and moist, do what my mom does:  Put them in a crock pot with 2 jars of tomato sauce and let them cook on low for several hours, the longer the better.


Let me know what you think if you try these!

One Response to “Mom’s Meatballs”

  1. Renee Says:

    I’ve been trying to find a good meatball recipe for a long time! Looking forward to trying these. 🙂

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