The fifty-fourth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Meatballs with Simple Marinara, can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 107, and was chosen for the group by Margaret.
Ingredient list: garlic, olive oil, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, pepper, carrot, Parmesan cheese, egg, ground beef, oats, and salt.
There are a few swap outs in this recipe which make it healthier, like the oats for the bread, and the carrots obviously give it some additional healthy aspects. Using lean meat makes this recipe a friendly version of an old standby that makes a frequent appearance at our home. The sauce is really easy, made with pantry items I always have on hand, so I will be using this version again. It's nice and thick and tastes so rich. I liked the carrots in the meatballs, I couldn't really taste them, but I liked the idea of them being in there.
I made the meatballs smaller than the recipe said as I don't have a lot of patience to stand around browning meatballs and I wanted to be sure they were done quickly. I will make this one again as it is definitely worthy of a repeat.
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