Meatballs with Tomato Sauce


Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Makes 30 Meatballs, Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 45 min


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • (2) Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Mixing bowl
  • Large Skillet
  • Large Saucepan
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Whisk


  • 1 ½ lb. ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon panko breadcrumbs (substitute plain or Italian if not available)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, freshly chopped or 1 ½ teaspoons dried
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes, no sugar added
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, freshly chopped for garnish


  1. Line baking sheets

    Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

  2. Mix ingredients

    In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, cheese, garlic, breadcrumbs, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  3. Roll into meatballs

    Roll mixture into golf ball-size meatballs and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. (You should get about 30 meatballs.)

  4. Heat oil

    Heat olive oil in a large skillet (cast iron if you have it) over medium heat.

  5. Cook meatballs

    Working in batches, add meatballs to hot skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove meatballs to a clean plate and set aside.

  6. Simmer tomatoes

    Pour crushed tomatoes into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.

  7. Add meatballs

    Add browned meatballs and simmer for 20-30 minutes till meatballs are cooked through.

  8. Serve and garnish

    Serve in bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and some extra parmesan cheese.