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Chewandswallow Meatballs

Yield Serves 6 children

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) grated white Cheddar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, gently combine the onion, beef, tomato paste, bread crumbs, Cheddar, egg, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Shape into 20 meatballs.

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides, about 7 minutes total. Add the sauce to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 6 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through. Divide the meatballs and sauce among individual plates.