Meatballs with Frescobene Marinara Sauce

Your Family will think you cooked all day making these delicious meatballs and sauce!


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, Diced
  • Salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, Chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. grated Parmigiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 c. breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 20 oz. package Marinara Sauce (cook according to package)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cook Marinara Sauce according to package

  1. Heat large pan with olive oil, add the onions.
  2. Salt onions and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes (The onions should be very soft and translusent)
  3. Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool
  4. In a large bowl combine the meats, eggs, Parmigiano, parsley and bread crumbs
  5. Add the cooled onion mixture and season generously with salt and mix well
  6. Add the water and mix (The mixture will be wet )
  7. Shape the meat into balls (a little large than golf ball)
  8. Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and bring to a medium-high heat and brown the meatballs on all sides
  9. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake them in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.
  10.  Pour Sauce into large serving bowl and add meatballs

Chef's Note:

Serve with your favorite pasta!

Place on Italian bread and top with mozzarella for a delicious hero (or sub, or wedge)

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