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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium1310mg
Total Carbohydrate24g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars14g
Protein23g