Can You Cook Meatballs in the Sauce

I had this thought “Can you cook meatballs in the sauce?” I am the queen of trying to use the least amount of dishes, pans, and time. I also run low on time, but high on recipes I found online. It got me thinking could I do two things at once?

Can you cook meatballs in the sauce?

Can you cook meatballs in the sauce? Are you asking the same question? I love easy recipes and better if you can cook them using least amount of dishes. Check out my easy meatballs recipe and how I cook the meatballs in the sauce.

Yes, you can, and it is very easy. You will first need to make your meatballs I shared a great recipe for mine below. I make several batches and then freeze them. If you do this, you will need to thaw them before you try to cook meatballs in the pasta sauce.

You turn on your stove to high to bring the pasta sauce to a slow boil. You place your meatballs in there covered with sauce. Do not move them in ten minutes. Once the ten minutes have passed, then you turn the sauce and meatballs down to a simmer for 30 minutes.

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1/2 cup chopped onion (my measuring cups)
2 diced garlic cloves (I cheat and use the garlic in the jar that is diced 2 TBS)
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin (Using these great long handled measuring spoons by utensi)
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
I left out the egg to make it egg-free (If you want you can use 2 eggs)
Add mixture 3 lb ground meat (You can use turkey, chicken, or pork.) We like ground beef.
1/2 cup of white rice instead of the bread crumbs (also makes this gluten-free)

1. You will combine all of the items except the meat. Once you combine the onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, coriander, chili powder, oregano mix them together.

2. Then you can add the meat.

3. I wash my hands, and then I make small balls. I then take the meatballs and make three servings. I place two in freezer bags for later, and I label them meatballs with the date it’s made. You can also store them in these great I can’t live without them Rubbermaid containers.

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I should also mention these meatballs taste great in my Italian fondue.

I hope you enjoy your dinner now that you know the simple trick and you can answer the question “Can you cook meatballs in the sauce?”

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