Groovy Meatballs

This recipe is circa 1960's and it is oh so groovy. Put on your most comfortable polyester pants and tuck in a scarf. Even Austin Powers loves these balls. (grrrrrrllll!!!!!)

While I won't be borrowing mom's white patent leather belt, I have permanently adopted her Groovy Meatballs recipe. I often bring them along to potluck parties. Just keep an eye on these balls... they have a tendency to disappear quickly. Oh, and men especially love this dish -- it's perfect for Super Bowl parties or tailgate parties. Yeah baby!

Go ahead! Put on some disco music and start whipping up your own groovy meatballs!


2 jars Taco Sauce

1 tsp. Lemon juice (add a bit of zest of lemon too!)

1 10 oz jar grape jelly


  • 2 lbs. ground beef

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (plain)

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 pkg. onion soup mix (a pantry staple!)

  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

  • 1/2 tsp. parsley

  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny's seasoning salt

  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. basil

    *I use fresh herbs in the summer. I think fresh herbs always add more flavor and color, and are - hands down - the best to use for most authentic tasting recipes. You can grow your own herbs in the winter with an indoor herb kit. Now, isn't that groovy?

Mix and simmer sauce ingredients in saucepan

Mix meatball ingredients and form into bite-size balls

Place meatballs into sauce and let simmer for 30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly (turning to coat)


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