Shared by: c.lee

This was one of the recipes that I felt most comfortable making and received most positive feedback ever since I started meal prepping 2 years ago.


– 1lb ground beef
– 1lb ground pork
– 1 cup panko crumbs
– half an onion
– sprinkle of parsley
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 2 cups
– salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tsps of corn starch
– 1/4 of water

Marinara sauce:
– 2 tsps olive oil
– half an onion
– 4 cloves of garlic
– 1 small carrot
– 1 small celery
– sprinkles of dried oregano, basil, parsley to your liking
– 1/3 cup of tomato paste
– 2 cups of tomato sauce
– 4-5 tsps of sugar


1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius)

2) In a medium size bowl, mix beef, pork, panko crumbs, onion, eggs, salt and pepper, garlic, corn starch and water until combined

3) Roll meat mixture into the size of a golf ball and transfer to sheet tray. Make sure to drizzle a bit of oil on pan to prevent sticking

4) Bake meatballs for 15mins or until golden brown and set aside

5) Add a little oil to a pan on medium heat and cook the onions and garlic until caramelized. Add the celery and carrot and cook until soft.

6) Add in oregano, parsley, basil, tomato paste and sauce. Add a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. Add in sugar and adjust to your liking.

7) Stir the sauce and bring to a simmer for about 5mins.

8) Add the meatballs into the sauce.

9) Ready to serve!


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