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Mom’s Marinara Meatballs

Mom’s Marinara Meatballs are perfect when the family’s ready for something with an Italian flavor.  This recipe makes a delicious dinner that freezes and packs well for lunch while also being hearty and filling.  Team FitNice loves it as a pre-race meal, and you just might, too.

Mom’s Marinara Meatballs

Servings: 4-5
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: 2

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup Mama Mia Marinara sauce mix
2-14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1/4 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons Marinara sauce mix

1)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2)  Combine 1/4 cup sauce mix and diced tomatoes in large mixing bowl.
3)  In second bowl, mix milk, cheese, egg, bread crumbs and 2 Tablespoons sauce mix.
4)  Add ground beef to egg mixture and stir well, crushing tomatoes with fork as desired.
5)  Form ground beef mixture into balls (10-20, size by preference), placing them one inch apart on greased 13×9 baking pan.
6)  Cover with sauce mix and bake for 30-40 minutes, until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
7)  Serve over whole wheat pasta.Mom's Marinara Meatballs

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