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Parmesan Marinara Meatballs

Meatballs with a crispy fried outside and a juicy and tender inside that are chock-full of Italian spices and Parmesan and come in an aromatic yet mellow marinara sauce
Author: Juli@1000lovelythings


Ingredients for the Meatballs

  • 600 g ground beef
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 T tomato sauce from the sauce recipe

Ingredients for the Marinara Sauce

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • cheese to gratinate
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C)
  • Give all the ingredients for the meatballs but the beef and parmesan into a bowl and mix well. Add the beef and parmesan and knead until everything is well incorporated
  • Form into 12 meatballs
  • In an ironcast skillet heat the oilve oil and fry the onions until soft
  • Give the onion in the mixing bowl and put your meatballs in the skillet. Let them brown on every side on low heat
  • Add all the ingredients for the marinara sauce to the bowl and stir well
  • Once the meatballs have some color give the sauce to the skillet and cover with cheese
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping the meatballs once after 10 minutes