Eliana’s Easy Passover Meatballs

Need an easy recipe for Passover?

I make these delicious, addictive meatballs all year round! When it isn’t Passover, I’ll serve them with rice or egg noodles. Makes about 6 dozen.


 Group 1:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 matzo meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic (garlic powder also works)
  • 2 lbs ground beef

Group 2:

  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the items from Group 1 and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls and put aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, combine the items from Group 2. 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.

NOTE: I like to use the left over sauce as a base for either a stew or chili starter. Get creative 🙂