Mom fixed these meatballs for all sorts of family dinners, potluck suppers and PTA meetings. The scent of browning meat is intoxicating. Add to that the sweet smell of onions caramelizing, and everyone’s mouth starts watering. —Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas
This dish is a staple in our part of the country. My daughter Amber and I invented our version after eating at an Italian restaurant in St. Louis. We came pretty close to copying that dish, but added our own little twist. —Toni Holcomb, Rogersville, Missouri
Although this recipe is perfect for the holiday season, plan to use it all year-round—cranberries add "zing" to a menu anytime. To serve as an appetizer, shape the meatballs smaller and serve with party picks.—Helen Wiegmink, Tucson, Arizona
“This recipe came from my grandmother many years ago,” says Linda Chaput of North Bay, Ontario. “It's absolutely delicious. You can also use cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato or add a piece of onion to the cheese in the center.”
This was my mother-in-law's recipe and as a bride, my first adventure into serious cooking. I enjoy spending the time making it, knowing I'll have enough for several meals.
On blustery spring days in Corfu, New York, Loni Fancher can rely on her mother’s microwave meatball dish to warm up family and friends in no time.
LONI’S TIP: “When it’s available, I like to substitute ground venison for the ground beef in this recipe. Tasty!”