Sirloin Meatballs in Sauce

Cooking meatballs in a sauce keeps them moist and tender. Serve this with hot cooked pasta or brown rice.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. crushed fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 6 cups marinara sauce


  • In small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl.
  • Add egg whites, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, fennel, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and pepper flakes and mix well. Add sirloin; mix gently but thoroughly until combined. Form into 12 meatballs.
  • In a large nonstick saucepan, bring sauce to simmer. Carefully add meatballs; return to simmer. Partially cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.