Baked Meatballs with a Roasted Garlic and Pepper Sauce

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The first meatball post I did was Swedish Meatballs with turkey and ground beef… I seared them in the skillet once I rolled them, then I finished cooking them in the sauce….BUT these are a little different. For these balls I thought, given the size I thought they would taste better baked… I also opted to use ground beef and ground pork.

The process for the most part is pretty easy !

Ingredients

  • 1lb of lean ground beef
  • 1lb of ground pork
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 4-5 mushrooms diced* Optional Ingredient
  • 1 jar of your favorite sauce ROASTED GARLIC AND RED PEPPER SAUCE… ( I used Newmans Own)

Prep:10 mins|Cook:40-45 mins|Total:50-55 mins| Bake on 350

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Combine onion, garlic, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper, crushed pepper flakes, bread crumbs, and meat into a bowl. Fold mixture over until ingredients are evenly combined.

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ROLL THE BALLS ABOUT 3 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE OR HOWEVER BIG YOU WANT THEM. LAY THEM ON A BAKING DISH THAT HAS A DRIZZLE OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL ON IT JUST TO COAT THE PAN!IMG_9875 IMG_9876


Pop them in the oven uncovered for atleast 30-35 minutes depending on meatball size. While your balls are cooking, start your sauce.

Olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, and onions….sauteed until translucent.

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Now add your sauce!

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Once your meatballs have cooked, add them to the sauce!

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Cook down for another 10-15 minutes and serve with your fave pasta!

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