Supersize Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:
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  • 0.25 cup dry bread crumb
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cooked spaghetti, for serving
  • 3.5 cup marinara sauce
  • 0.25 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp minced oregano
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 0.5 small onion, minced
  • 1.5 Pound mixed ground beef, pork and veal
  • 0.25 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, soak the bread crumbs in the milk. In a large bowl, mix the ground meat with the soaked bread crumbs, the onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, egg, salt and pepper.
  2. Form the meat mixture into 4 large balls. In a deep nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the meat balls and cook over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until browned all over, about 7 minutes. Add the marinara sauce to the skillet; cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve over cooked spaghetti.

Recipe Credit: Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm
Image Credit: Tina Rupp