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David’s Grilled Meatballs

By: Sharon Matten January 06, 2022
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Servings: 1


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed -- or 2 cubes frozen crushed garlic
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jars favorite pasta sauce


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onions and garlic over medium high heat until slightly browned.
  3. Set aside and allow to cool.
  4. Cover a large cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Place the ground beef in a large bowl.
  7. Add the onions, and remaining ingredients.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Using a scoop, scoop ground beef mixture, then roll into meatballs.
  10. Place meatballs on prepared cookie sheet. When all the meatballs are formed, place them on the grill.
  11. Grill for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through and meatballs are nearly cooked through.
  12. Pour pasta sauce into a large stockpot.
  13. Add ½ jar of water to each empty sauce jar, swirling to get the remaining sauce out of the jar.
  14. Add the water to the sauce in the pot.
  15. Place the grilled meatballs in the pot, and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  16. Serve hot.



  • You can freeze half the meatballs, and use a single jar of sauce instead of two.
  • Serve the finished meatballs over a bed of your favorite rice for an elegant appetizer.

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