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Mediterranean Mini-Meatballs

The most delicious mini-meatballs and homemade tomato sauce. Perfect over spaghetti with side of your favorite veggies.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 12 green olives plus 2 Tbsp brine
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef or sausage
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
  • veggies side dish


  • In a mixing bowl, add the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  • Pour 2 Tbsp of olive juice in with tomatoes. Add 1 tomato paste cans worth of water in with the tomatoes and gently whisk.
  • Slice the olives and fold them into the tomato sauce.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix the ground beef or sausage with the garlic. Form into 1/2-inch size meatballs.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Toss in the mini-meatballs after the oil is hot.
  • Brown the meatballs on each side. Then pour in the olive-tomato sauce. Combine well and then season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti noddles as directed on package.
  • Serve Mediterranean Mini-Meatballs over spaghetti with veggies.