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These Meatballs in Marina Sauce are full of flavor, addictively delicious, and easy to make. You will never want another meatball or marinara sauce recipe. 
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Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

These Meatballs in Marina Sauce are full of flavor, addictively delicious, and easy to make. You will never want another meatball or marinara sauce recipe. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Meatballs and Marinara Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 476kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ¾ pound mild breakfast sausage
  • ¾ pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Sauce

  • 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp. dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking mat (this makes for easy cleanup).
  • In a large bowl, stir together bread crumbs and milk. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Then, stir in eggs, sausage, beef, salt, garlic, oregano, parsley, and mozzarella. Mix until well combined.
  • Form mixture into about 1.5” balls. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Sauce

  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, stir together all of the sauce ingredients until very well combine. As soon as the sauce begins to simmer, reduce to low.
  • Add meatballs to sauce. Simmer on low for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over pasta, individually, or on sandwich rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 2094mg | Potassium: 1412mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 32.5mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 7mg