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Oven Baked Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

45 Minutes


6 Servings


Phase 1

About the Recipe

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• 2lb ground pork • 1lb ground beef • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning • 1 egg • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped • 2 tsp IP salt • 1 tsp ground black pepper

SAUCE: • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes (no sugar added) • 1 medium onion finely chopped or 1 tbsp onion powder (ph1-3) • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 bay leaf • 1 garlic clove, chopped • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (garnish) • 1 tsp black pepper


1. Preheat your oven to 400F 2. Line a sheet pan with foil 3. Mix the meat, egg and seasonings together in a bowl, then form about two tablespoons of the meat mixture into even sized meatballs and place them on the lined sheet pan. 4. Bake in a 400F oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.


5. Add the olive oil to a pan and heat up on a medium heat, then add the chopped onion & garlic and saute for five minutes; add rest of ingredients (only ph4). Phase 1-3 add the chopped garlic, onion powder, canned tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano, apple cider vinegar and pepper to oil. 6. Cook on a low - medium heat for 20 - 30 minutes. 7. Serve over the cooked meatballs and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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