Saucy Beef Meatballs with Cheesy Garlic Bread & Side Salad

Braised Beef Meatballs with Cheesy Garlic Bread & Caesar Salad

fresh ingredients


  • 12 oz
    ground beef
  • 4 oz
  • 6 oz
    mixed greens
  • 14 oz
  • 2 oz
    red wine/tomato paste blend
  • 1 oz
    garlic butter
  • 4 oz
    shredded mozzarella
  • 1 oz
    Italian seasoning
  • 1 oz
    garlic/onion blend
  • 1 oz
    house blend
  • 4 oz
    seasoned panko breadcrumb
  • 2 oz
    balsamic dressing
  • 1 oz

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 


Kitchen Items Needed

Large bowl

Measuring spoons

Large non-stick pan

Baking sheet

Small bowl


¼ cup of water (double for 4 ppl)

cook along



Preheat the oven to 450°F;

Chop tomatoes into small chunks;

Cut bread into 2 pieces lengthwise; 

Remove from leaves from stem & roughly chop parsley.

1 Make Meatballs

Combine beef, breadcrumbs, pinch of salt & pepper, house seasoning. Roll mixture into 12 equal-sized meatballs 

2Sear Meatballs

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add a drizzle of olive oil, then meatballs. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 3-4 min. Remove from pan, place on plate. 

3 Make Sauce

To the same skillet, add another drizzle of olive oil, garlic/onion blend, cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste blend, cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, 1/4 cup water then gently stir to combine. Add meatballs back to skillet, reduce to medium-low, cover & cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened & meatballs are cooked through, 8-10 min. 

4Make Cheesy Garlic Bread

While meatballs & sauce cook, arrange bread halves on a baking sheet. Spread garlic butter onto cut-sides of roll halves. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top. Bake, in the top of the oven, until cheese melts, 3-4 min. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.

5Make Salad

Add mixed greens to large bowl. Add balsamic dressing, then toss to combine.

6 Finish & Serve

Cut garlic bread into 1-inch slices, crosswise. Divide meatballs & sauce between bowls, sprinkle with parsley. Serve with salad on the side & cheesy garlic bread, for dipping.