Carb Smart Marinara Meatballs
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Carb Smart Marinara Meatballs

Carb Smart Marinara Meatballs

with Mushrooms, Beef and Ciabatta

Craving tomato sauce without the carb hangover? This recipe delivers all the comfort of a rich sauce without the uncomfortable fullness after your meal!

Carb Smart

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes


serving amount

250 g

Ground Beef

113 g


1 unit(s)

Vegetable Broth Concentrate

(May contain Egg, Crustaceans, Milk, Sesame, Fish, Wheat, Mustard, Soy, Sulphites)

1 unit(s)

Yellow Onion

1 tbsp

Zesty Garlic Blend

(Contains Sulphites)

½ cup

Marinara Sauce

(May contain Fish, Sesame, Egg, Crustaceans, Sulphites, Mustard, Soy, Milk, Wheat)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

56 g

Arugula and Spinach Mix

1 unit(s)


1 tbsp

Balsamic Vinegar

(Contains Sulphites)

1 unit(s)

Ciabatta Roll

(Contains Barley, Wheat May contain Soy, Walnuts, Sesame)

Not included in your delivery

0.13 tsp


0.13 tsp


1.5 tbsp


1.5 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)


Nutrition Values

Calories690 kcal
Fat41 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Carbohydrate43 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein36 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Sodium1340 mg
Trans Fat1 g
Potassium1250 mg
Calcium200 mg
Iron5.5 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Bowl
Measuring Spoons
Parchment Paper
Baking Sheet
Medium Bowl
Large Non-Stick Pan
Measuring Cups


  • Thinly slice mushrooms.
  • Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/4-inch pieces (use whole onion for 4 ppl).
  • Cut tomato into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • Add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) oil and vinegar to a large bowl.
  • Whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Set aside.
Make and cook meatballs
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add beef and half the Zesty Garlic Blend to a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
  • Roll mixture into 8 equal-sized meatballs (16 meatballs for 4 ppl). Arrange meatballs on prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake in the top of the oven until cooked through, 12-14 min.**
Cook veggies
  • Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then onions and mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3-4 min.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add remaining Zesty Garlic Blend. Cook, stirring often, 1 min.
Make sauce
  • Add marinara sauce, broth concentrate and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, 3-5 min.
  • Once meatballs are finished, add meatballs to sauce, then stir to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Toast ciabatta
  • Meanwhile, halve rolls. 
  • Arrange on an unlined baking sheet, cut-side up. Spread with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) softened butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toast rolls in the middle of the oven until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on rolls so they don't burn!)
Finish and serve
  • Add arugula and spinach mix and tomatoes to the large bowl with dressing. Toss to combine.
  • Cut buns in half.
  • Divide meatballs and sauce between bowls.
  • Sprinkle over Parmesan.
  • Serve buns and salad alongside.
Modularity step (under step 2)

If you've opted to get beef, prep and cook it in the same way the recipe instructs you to prep and cook the Beyond Meat®.

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