Meatballs with Pasta Sauce

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You can also use this tasty sauce to make meatball sandwiches. Or combine with cooked pasta and pour into a casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake until it is bubbly around the edges.
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8 ounces whole grain pasta
8 ounces ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup uncooked quick OR old fashioned oats
1/4 cup finely diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black fine grind pepper
2 tablespoons Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jar (22 to 26 ounces) favorite pasta sauce

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Combine ground beef, egg, oats, onion, garlic and black pepper in a bowl.  Form into small meatballs, about 1-inch each

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add meatballs and cook 2 to 3 minutes.  Gently turn and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until browned. 

Push meatballs to the side and add onion and green pepper.   Cook for 3 minutes.  Add pasta sauce, gently stir to combine.  Reduce heat to low and cook another 5 minutes until all vegetables are tender.

Drain pasta and top with sauce.

Total Time
Cook Time 12 to 16 minutes
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