About this Recipe

These moist and slightly sweet meatballs are popular with family and friends during the Pesach holiday season. They're bound to become a tradition at your house.


Servings: 6 dozen

Preparation: 30 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes



Pesach Meatballs








2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup water, divided

1 cups finely chopped onion, divided

cup matzo meal

1 teaspoon salt

teaspoon pepper

2 pounds ground beef

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

1 cup sugar

cup lemon juice



1.   In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cup water, cup onion, matzo meal, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.

2.   In a Dutch oven, combine the tomato sauce, sugar, lemon juice, and remaining water and onion. Add meatballs; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve with a slotted spoon.




Passover Meatballs