Mumma’s Italian Meatballs

Submitted by Joanne Talarico

Mumma's Italian Meatballs

Mumma's Italian Meatballs
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6


Meatballs (makes 24)

  • 1kg of pork and veal mince mix
  • Half a diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic and herb salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Half to 1 cup of breadcrumbs.


  • Half a diced onion
  • 1 bottle of passata (700 grams)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic and herb salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds
  • Cracked black pepper

To serve

  • Cooked pasta


  • Mix meatball ingredients thoroughly and roll into meatballs (This made 24)
  • In searing slow cooker or frying pan lightly sear off meatballs then return insert (or meatballs) to slow cooker.
  • Add all sauce ingredients on top of meatballs.
  • Slow cooker on on low for 5 to 6 hours only lightly stirring after 4 hours.
  • When done add half of the sauce to pasta of choice ( I use penne pasta) and mix well.
  • Serve pasta in a bowl and add meatballs and sauce on top.
  • Enjoy ?

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