I’m calling these “half and half” meatballs since half are cooked in the oven, the other half are cooked on the stove and simmered in marinara.
1 pound Niman Ranch ground lamb
1 pound Heritage Foods berkshire ground pork
½ pound Marin Sun Farms ground beef heart
15 ounce jar Marinara Sauce
1/2 cup shredded parmesean
½ cup ground pork rinds
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp dried onion flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
Mix together all ingredients except marinara sauce.
Form meatballs (this made 58 meatballs for me)
Place ½ meatballs in the over at 350 for 30 minutes.
Brown the rest of the meatballs in a pan with olive oil.
When cooked, add to marinara sauce. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
The finished product
A comparison of meatballs oven vs stove
The stove/simmer meatballs definitely tasted better, of course they have more of a messy factor which is something to take into account with a 3 year old.