FOR THE MEATBALLS
1 lb. ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
FOR THE SAUCE
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl combine beef, garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Form into 16 meatballs.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until golden on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
- To the same skillet, add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add tomatoes and oregano and season with salt and pepper.
- Add meatballs back to skillet, cover and simmer until sauce has thickened, 15 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan before serving.