• Cheryl Therrien

    My husband makes something very similar to this recipe. Now we just need some meatless meatballs. 🙂

    • That is cool. Meatballs are such a great comfort food, don’t you think? I’ll work on meatless ones for you. 😀

  • I, too, love mixing ground pork and ground beef (this is a slight variation to your idea of the sausages.) I’ve never baked my meatballs. Always fried them. Will try the baking method and see what difference ensues. Cheers!

    • Yep, pork and beef are match made in heaven Doreen. I have done both, but when I have a large quantity to freeze for later, baking them makes life much easier. 🙂

  • Susan — no offense but my mother’s Italian meatball recipe can’t be beat. It uses sausages, too, but the fat Italian ones which you remove from their sleeves. Also uses breadcrumbs, sorry! Italian sausage keeps the meatballs moist and tasty. With the advent of low-fat ground beef I feel you need the Italian sausages otherwise the meatballs are too hard. I bake meatballs, too.

    • I hear you.Jeanette. I’ll bet those are to die for and they do sound amazing. It is something that would be fun to try. Care to share the recipe? 😀

  • Catarina Alexon

    Susan and Jeannette, meatballs is one of the few things Sweden has managed to contribute to international cuisine. Haven’t eaten any for years since I’m semi vegetarian.

    • That is so true, Catarina. I so loved them when I was in Norway at a Swedish restaurant.. They were down right fabulous. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    These are something I will have to have hubby try. We found a great Italian place that made awesome meatballs in Charlotte, but have not had as much luck since we moved. We bought some at Costco that were okay, but too full of garlic.

    • I do think this is a recipe you’d enjoy on many levels Jeri. Heck, I think you should give them a whirl and surprise him. 😀

  • My kids do love meatballs. I found a source for kosher sausages – I wonder if they would like those in their meatballs. Hm. The liners you use look interested – seem easy to wash. Thanks for your recipe, Susan.

    • I would definitely give them a try. Just make sure they sausages are full of great flavor and you’re good to go. The liners, aka silpat, are awesome and a must have for any cook. When you’re done with them, just throw them in the dishwasher and they’re ready for the next time. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    I’ve never been a big meatball person and when I was younger I would eat spaghetti and meatballs separately. Weird I know but they do look and sound good Susan.

    Thanks for playing around with this recipe and sharing it with us. I know you have so much going on right now.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, It has been a whirl wind around our home and we are still in the thick of it. Thanks for thinking of me. Say a prayer or two… LOL.

      This is one of those recipes that I can throw together and have great results without allot of muss and fuss and it still tastes amazing. That is my kind of recipe for sure. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    the recipe does sound very easy. wonder how they would taste on a pizza? also wondering about dressing up some mac and cheese with meatballs that you had frozen. I know the ones from the frozen food section use to be one of my favorites. take care, max

    • Hey there Max, We have actually used them on pizza and it was a great addition. Adding the to Mac & Cheese would be a fun thing to try. If you do, let me what you think. 🙂

  • Archie DeLara

    I have never tried cooking an authentic American style meatballs.
    I think this recipe is a must try.
    But I remember, I’m not a beef-lover – Well, I will cook this for my family.

    • Hi Archie, Oh, then you must give them a try, for your family at least. They are quite tasty, if I don’t say so myself. 😀

  • Jacqueline Gum

    This looks so easy Susan! Meatballs are among my favorite food. I’ll try these!

    • They are as simple as they can get Jacquie. It do think you’d enjoy them. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    Meatball sandwiches, haven’t had one of those in ages. I am a fan of mixing pork and beef for the flavor complexity.

    • I agree with you about the beef and pork combo. These are great in meatball sandwiches Jon. Give them a try and let me know what you think. 🙂

  • I like how you described it as a “rustic texture”. These would be nice when football season starts back up 🙂

    • Hi Cristina and welcome. They are perfect for that. We make them for many occasion but they really do fit well in a football scenario.
      🙂

  • Pat Amsden

    Mmm.easy and good. I know someone who loves meatball sandwiches from the sub store. I’ll have to see how these stack up!

    • Hi Pat, It they love meatball sandwiches, then I do believe you make them very happy indeed with this recipe. Enjoy. 🙂

  • Mike Priestley

    These look great. I’m not sure I can get Jimmy Dean sausage in the UK so I might have to experiment. Love the blog. The food and drink mentioned is like a list of all my favourite things!

    • Hi Mike and welcome. It pleases me that you like what I have to offer… happy dance. I look forward to you joining in on the conversation.

      With all the great sausages that you have available, I’m sure you can find one that will work and is to your liking. 🙂

  • Looks yummy! And the recipe seems to be easy. gonna try it soon!

    • Hi Tuhin, Yes, easy it is and oh so good too. When you try it, let me know how it went. 🙂

  • Not much of a cook myself, but looks like a good recipe for meatballs – simple is what I need 🙂 – Sorry it has taken me this long to find your posts, now I know where to find you I will be back 🙂

    • Hi Sandy, I’m all about simple and easy when it comes to recipes, so enjoy. I very much look forward to seeing you again and joining in on the conversation. :-)))

  • Debra Yearwood

    As soon as you wrote that you used sausage with the ground beef I was sold. I’ll have to try them out. Still have the artichoke salad to try, so maybe I’ll do a Susan dinner from start to finish over the Easter holidays. 🙂

    • These are so fun to make Debra. I make them well ahead of time and freeze until I need them. I would love to hear about your Easter meal and how others likes (or not) these dishes. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Mmm — looks good, Susan. Sounds similar to your meatloaf recipe.

    • Hi Pat. They are just that and oh so easy too. Yep, they are a modified version of the meatloaf recipe. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        Those are the best, Susan — tasty and easy. 🙂

  • Jason Butler

    Looks great. Another recipe of yours that I will be trying.

    • Cool Jason. You must let me know how they came out when you do. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    glad you liked my suggestion but i’m not th cook i’m the idea man. smile take care, max