Old Heinz 57 Meatball Recipe

I am looking for a recipe that was on the back of the Heinz 57 bottle in the 80s. You made meatballs with Parmesan cheese. The sauce was Heinz 57, canned tomatoes, and sugar. You served it over noodles. Can someone help?


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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

I looked for the recipe and have not found it as yet but here is one that could be used for meat balls instead of roast.
the link is www.heinz.com/.../recipe.aspx?recipeID=0015
57 Sauce Great American Meat Loaf
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Heinz® 57® Sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Combine ingredients thoroughly. Shape into a loaf (8 inches x 4 inches) and place in shallow baking pan. Bake in 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Allow meat loaf to stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve meat loaf with additional 57 Sauce, if desired.
Cook time: 1 hour

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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

I found one @ "about.com" called 'sauced meatballs'. It sounds like this is the one you might be looking for. Hope this is it?!

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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

I went back to the site and copy/pasted...again hope this is 'the one' :-)




1 pound ground beef5 (ground chuck recommended for flavor)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese6
1/2 cup seasoned dry fine bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup minced sweet onions7
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt8
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper9, or to taste
2 tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil
2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes10
1/2 cup Heinz 57 Sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon flour
Hot buttered noodles or rice, if serving as an entree
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Using a large serving fork, combine ground beef11, Parmesan cheese12, bread crumbs, milk, sweet onions13, egg, salt14, and pepper15. Using 1 rounded tablespoon for each, roll ground beef mixture into about 30 meatballs.

In a bowl, mix together canned tomatoes16, Heinz 57 Sauce, brown sugar, and salt until combined. Set aside.

Frying Method:
Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat.


Add shortening or oil and brown meatballs on all sides. Drain fat. Sprinkle with flour and gently stir meatballs to coat. Proceed with the sauce.

Baking Method:
Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a jellyroll pan with a Silpat17, non-stick foil, or parchment paper. Line up the meatballs, placing them 1 inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a heavy, deep skillet over medium heat and sprinkle with the flour. Stir to coat. Proceed with the sauce.

Pour tomato mixture over meatballs. Simmer uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until sauce18 thickens to your liking. Stir several times as it cooks to prevent sticking and encourage even cooking.

Serve meatballs with sauce over hot buttered noodles19 or rice and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Sauced meatballs may also be used as an appetizer20 (a crockpot21 works well to keep them warm) or in meatball sandwiches22 topped with cheese23.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings in about 3 cups of sauce as a main dish (about 30 meatballs)
Sauced Meatballs Recipe Photo © 2010 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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January 31, 20120 found this helpful

Saucy Meatballs
1 lb of lean ground beef
2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


1/2 cup of seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup of milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp of shortening
1 tbsp of flour
1 (28 oz.) can of tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/3 to 1/2 cup of Heinz 57 Sauce
1 tbsp of sugar
Hot buttered noodles


Combine the first five ingredients. Shape into approximately 20 meatballs using a rounded tablespoon for each. Brown well in shortening. Drain excess fat. Sprinkle flour over meatballs; stir gently to coat meatballs. Combine tomatoes, Heinz 57 sauce, sugar and salt. Pour over meatballs. Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve meatballs and sauce over noodles.

Yield: 5 servings (about 3 cups of sauce)

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