Saucy Meatball Hero’s

Saucy Meatball Hero’s
  • 4 servings
  • 0:10 Preparation
  • 0:22 Cooking
  • 0:32 Total Time


Add all
  • 1

    small carrot, peeled, chopped

  • 1/2

    small zucchini, chopped

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1

    slice whole wheat bread, cubed

  • 1/3 cup
    (80 mL)

    grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 Tbsp.
    (45 mL)


  • 1


  • 1 1/2 tsp.
    (7 mL)

    Italian dried herbs or seasoning

  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 mL)

    freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 lb
    (454 g)

    lean ground beef

  • 1

    jar Healthy Harvest® pasta sauce tomato and basil


Pulse carrot, zucchini and garlic in a food processor until finely minced.

Add bread, cheese, milk, egg, herbs, salt and pepper; pulse until combined but not puréed.

Transfer to a bowl. Crumble in beef.

Gently mix until well-combined; form into 18 meatballs.

Meanwhile, heat sauce in a large, deep skillet, set over medium heat.

Add meatballs into sauce; cover partially.

Simmer for 15 minutes, turning meatballs halfway through.

Serve meatballs in sausage buns topped with shredded cheese or serve over hot, cooked spaghetti.

Source: Catelli

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