Easy Lazy Meatballs (Meat) Recipe


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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
454 Calories
21g Fat
31g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 454
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 751mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

One of the challenges I face in my life today is how to satiate the appetite of my always-hungry, 13-year-old son. I recently discovered that meatballs hit the spot. I call them Eazy Lazy Meatballs because they are easy enough for my son to make by himself so I can be lazy about dinner for a night or two.


  • 2 pounds lean ground meat

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, or matzo meal

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 (26-ounce) can (740 gramstomato sauce

  • 1 (16-ounce) can (450 grams) cranberry sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a bowl, combine meat with eggs, bread crumbs and spices.

  3. In a pot, combine the sauces. Place over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Form the meat mixture into balls the size walnuts.

  5. Carefully add the meatballs to the pot.

  6. Cover the pot and cook on low for 40 minutes.