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jolly giant meatballs

Recipe details:

jolly giant meatballs

what you need

  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can French-style green beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Market Pantry Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (23.75 ounce) jar Market Pantry Garden Combo Pasta Sauce
  • 1 pound linguine

here's how

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, hand-mix beef, green beans, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper until well mixed. Form into 9 baseball-sized meatballs and Place in a single layer in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  3. Cover with foil and bake until browned and a meat thermometer inserted in center registers 165°F, about 35 minutes. Uncover, pour sauce over meatballs and bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer. Transfer 3 meatballs to an airtight container and refrigerate for Meatball Pizza.
  4. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions. Divide among serving dishes and top with meatballs, sauce and Parmesan.


The meatballs can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month.