Passover Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 50 min.


6 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
These moist and slightly sweet Passover meatballs are popular with family and friends during the spring holiday season. They're bound to become a tradition at your house.—Julie Sollinger, Chicago, Illinois
Passover Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped onion, divided
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup onion, matzo meal, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. 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 until meat is no longer pink, about 45 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Matzo meal can be found in the kosher or ethnic section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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