Meatballs Marinara
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Recipe type: Everyday Meals
Makes: 6 Dinner portions
  • 1 batch Tuscan Tomato Sauce
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 ½ pounds (93%) lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. Prepare the Tuscan Tomato Sauce according to the recipe’s directions. Cover, and let sit over warm heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F, and spray a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to combine all of the remaining ingredients to make the meatball mixture.
  4. Form the meatball mixture into 36 meatballs that are 1 inch tall (about the size of a ping-pong ball). Place on the prepared sheet pan.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
  6. Raise the heat on the tomato sauce to a simmer, and add the baked meatballs into the sauce.
  7. Cover, and let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes before serving.
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HELPFUL TIP: Using extra lean (98%) ground turkey in place of the ground beef will lower the calories in this recipe to only 85 calories per 2 meatballs with sauce.
Serving size: 2 meatballs - 3tbsp sauce Calories: 100
Recipe by The Perfect Portion at