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Meatball Sauce Recipe

Mind-blowing Meatball Sauce Recipes You'll Want to Try Right Away

There are a number of sauce recipes for meatballs from different parts of the world. Here are some quick, easy, and delicious ones.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Sep 1, 2018
Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce in the Pan
Meatball sauces are served differently in different cuisines. For example, Swedish meatball sauce is served as a gravy for meatballs, whereas in the United States, it is served on a bed of egg noodles.
Dietary Soup with Chicken Meatballs
In some cuisines, it is also served over rice or even with potatoes. Since the purpose of serving this sauce is different in various cuisines, there are different recipes available.
Recipe # 1
Meatballs with White Gravy
This is an easy recipe which originated in New England. Let's see what the ingredients required for this recipe are and how to make it.
Ingredients:
  • Meatball Drippings
  • Light Cream, 1 cup
  • All-purpose Flour, 2 tablespoons
  • Gravy Master, 1 teaspoon
Method:
  • Take the all-purpose flour in a skillet. Stir the flour into the meatball drippings.
  • Add cream and gravy master to the flour and the drippings mixture.
  • Heat the skillet and keep stirring till the gravy is thick in consistency.
  • Add the meatballs to the gravy. Cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes over low heat. Occasionally, baste the meatballs.
Recipe # 2
Meatball With Tomato Sauce
This is a recipe in which you will have to make the sauce in a crock pot.
Ingredients:
  • Beef Bullion Cubes, 2
  • Heavy Cream, 1 cup
  • Cornstarch (if required), 1 tablespoon
  • Gravy Master, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and Pepper, as per taste
Method:
  • Let the meatballs simmer in water in the crock pot.
  • Add heavy cream, beef bullion, and gravy master to it. Stir well.
  • After some time, add salt and pepper.
  • Now, you can relax and let it simmer till you notice that the sauce has started to thicken. Make sure you do stir in between.
  • If the sauce does not thicken as per your requirement, you can take some water from the crock pot and add cornstarch to it. Stir well and add it back to the crock pot mixture.
  • You will notice that the sauce will begin to thicken but make sure you keep stirring it constantly.
Recipe # 3
Meatballs With Tomato Sauce
This is the simplest of the meatball sauce recipes because the number of ingredients are just two and the number of steps are also two.
Ingredients:
  • Tomato Ketchup, 1 cup
  • Grape Jelly, 1 cup
Method:
  • Mix the tomato ketchup and grape jelly in a pan till they blend completely.
  • Heat the ketchup and jelly mixture till you have the perfect consistency.
  • Dip the meat balls in the mixture and serve with toothpicks.
Recipe # 4
Meatballs
This sauce goes well with barbecued meatballs.
Ingredients:
  • Bottled Chili Sauce, 12 ounces
  • Vinegar, 6 ounces
  • Brown Sugar, ½ cup
  • Grape Jelly, ½ cup
  • Beer, ½ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard, 1 tablespoon
  • Dry Minced Onions, 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice, 2 to 3 teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder, a pinch
Method:
  • In a sauce pan, mix all the ingredients and bring it to a boil.
  • While you are bringing it to a boil, make sure you are stirring it continuously.
  • Once the sauce starts boiling, simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes, but make sure you stir it occasionally.
  • If the mixture becomes very thick, you can add water to the sauce and adjust the consistency.
  • Pour the sauce over the meatballs and your meatballs are ready to be savored.
Recipe # 5
Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
This is a red sauce recipe.
Ingredients:
  • Pizza Sauce, 3 cans
  • Apple Jelly, 1 jar
  • Italian Seasoning, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Freshly Ground Pepper, 1 teaspoon
Method:
  • In a large sauce pan, mix pizza sauce and apple jelly well.
  • Then, add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the mixture.
  • Bring it to boil over medium heat.
  • Make sure you continuously keep stirring.
Meatballs with Red Gravy
You can either choose to make the meatballs at home or you can buy them at the closest supermarket. Most of the sauce recipes are easy and will not take very long to make. Hence, you can make tasty meatballs at short notice as well.