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Easy ImpossibleTM Italian Meatballs

Chef J Michael Melton
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Easy Impossible foods Meatballs Recipe made with Impossible Burger served in a blue bowl Easy Ground Beef Recipes with Few Ingredients
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  • 4Servings
  • Super Easy
  • 20Ingredients
  • 20 minPreparation
  • 30 minCooking
  • 50 Total TimeTotal Time

There are two debates many people have with themselves when preparing this meal (because talking to yourself while cooking is an important part of cooking!): 1) Should I make my own marinara or buy a jar at the store? And 2) How big should I make the meatballs?

For the first, the answer seems obvious to us: make your own marinara! It always tastes better. Under extreme circumstances, sure, use a jar of marinara you bought at the store. But trust us—this sauce is worth the wait!

This recipe is an easy way to make spaghetti and meatballs. The key to good meatballs is a flavorful spice mixture like the one we use here. It features a blend of fresh and dried herbs and spices. While the marinara is simmering away on the stove, you can whip up the meatballs and pop them in the oven for 8-12 minutes.

Now to the second question: how big should the meatballs be? We believe meatballs should be slightly smaller than golf balls, but that’s just our opinion. You make them the size you and your family like. Don’t stress out about them being the perfect shape and size. Life is too short for worrying about those sorts of things. Roll them out and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. When they come out of the oven, they go into the marinara sauce you have simmering on the stove. Heaven.

While all of this is going on, start a pot of water boiling for your pasta. And voila! In just over 30 minutes, you will have a tasty meal of Easy Impossible Meatballs and Spaghetti with marinara sauce.

20 Ingredients

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  • 1 Package Impossible™ Burger
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti
  • 28 Ounce Can of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground fennel seed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed red pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, shaved
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Glaze
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
6 steps
  1. COOK THE ONIONS AND GARLIC

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Package Impossible™ Burger
    • 1 Yellow onion, diced
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced

    Sweat onions and garlic in a pan with extra virgin olive oil until soft.

  2. SIMMER YOUR SAUCE

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Pound Spaghetti
    • 28 Ounce Can of San Marzano Tomatoes
    • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped

    Add canned tomatoes and bring to a boil, then low simmer for approximately 30 min. Add fresh herbs for 1 minute, then season to taste. *If time is limited you can use your favorite store bought marinara. Start cooking your pasta according to the package directions.

  3. PREHEAT OVEN

    Preheat the oven to 425° F.

  4. PREPARE MEATBALLS

    Ingredients used

    • 2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
    • 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried basil
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried oregano
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground fennel seed
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed red pepper
    • 1 Teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper

    In a bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix until incorporated. Form 2 oz meatballs and pack tightly with your hands.

  5. BAKE THE MEATBALLS

    On a lined baking sheet, bake in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.

  6. SERVE AND ENJOY

    Add finished Impossible meatballs to your simmering marinara sauce. Top with parmesan, parsley and a drizzle of the balsamic glaze.

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