Easy Lazy Meatballs (Meat)

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
97 Calories
2g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 4g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*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.

Here's another easy meatball recipe.


  • 2 pounds lean ground meat
  • 1/2 cup  bread crumbs (or matzo meal)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 26 ounce can/740 grams tomato 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.