Weeknight Meatballs in a Savory Tomato Sauce

These weeknight meatballs with savory tomato sauce are a favorite of my family’s. Growing up, my mom would make them almost weekly and we never got tired of them.

In addition to being delicious and comforting, these meatballs are extremely budget friendly. Serve them over fluffy white rice with a simple side salad or some green beans and your meal is complete!

meatballs with tomato sauce served over white rice

Do These Weeknight Meatballs Make Good Leftovers?

Typically, because this meal is so quick and easy to prepare I make them right before we are ready to eat, but you can definitely make them ahead of time or even double the recipe for leftovers!

For my family of four, I use one pound of ground beef and we almost always eat it all! However, this is a meal you could easily double. Or, if there are only two or three in your family, you can make it and have these delicious savory meatballs again later in the week!

Is This Meal Inexpensive and Budget Friendly?

With the price of groceries on the rise, trying to stay in budge can be difficult for many families. This meal, however, is very budget friendly.

Weeknight Meatballs in Savory Tomato Sauce – Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 85/15)
  • 2 cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1/8 plus 1/4 cups worchestire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrubms
ground beef
two cans of tomato soup, an egg, Worcestershire sauce, and Italian breadcrumbs


Combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs and 1/8 cup worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl.

ground beef, Italian bread crumbs, egg, and Worcestershire sauce

Next, mix everything together really well. If you don’t mind getting a little messy, use your hands to combine everything. I’ve found that’s the best way to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated!

Italian meatball mixture

Spray a large pan with non-stick cooking spray. I love using my Le Creuset braised for this meal! Once your pan is ready, form meatball mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch meatballs.

meatballs in a large white braised

Turn burner to medium heat and brown all sides of the meatballs. Turn each one of them often to make sure all sides get evenly browned.

meatballs in a large braised browning

While the meatballs are browning, mix the two cans of tomato soup, two soup cans of water, and 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce together. I usually just use the same bowl I had the meatball mixture in because it is one less dish I have to wash after!

Pour the soup mixture into the pan of browned meatballs and cook on low for about 30-40 minutes.

meatballs cooking in tomato sauce

Once the meatballs are done cooking, serve them over some fluffy white rice or pasta. My family also love green beans as a side dish with these meatballs.

meatballs with a savory tomato sauce served over fluffy white rice and garnished with fresh parsley

The delicious smell of these weeknight meatballs in a savory tomato sauce will fill your home and have your family hungry and begging for seconds!

For dessert try my Andes mint brownies or banana pudding poke cake!

Yield: 5

Weeknight Meatballs in a Savory Tomato Sauce

meatballs in tomato sauce served over fluffy white rice and garnished with parsley

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 85/15)
  • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 cup Worchesteshire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cans condensced tomato soup


  1. Combine ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, and 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well
  2. Spray large pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Form 1-1 1/2 inch meatballs and place in pan
  4. Brwon the meatballs on medium heat while turing frequently to make sure all sides are evenly browned
  5. Combine tomato soup, two soup cans of water and 1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce in bowl and mix well
  6. Pour soup mixture over browned meatballs
  7. Cook on low for 30-40 minutes
  8. Serve over fluffy white rice and enjoy!
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