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Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gingermurray

Makes 6 servings



Delicious meatballs to serve on a sub or with pasta!

Recipe Ingredients for Meatballs

1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Salt and pepper

Sauce:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup beef stock, available on soup aisle in market in small paper boxes
28 ounce crushed tomatoes

Recipe Directions for Meatballs

  1. Directions

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  3. Place a large pot of water on to boil for spaghetti. When it boils, add salt and pasta and cook to al dente.

  4. Mix beef and Worcestershire, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Roll meat into 1 1/2 inch medium-sized meatballs and place on nonstick cookie sheet or a cookie sheet greased with extra-virgin olive oil. Bake balls 10 to 12 minutes, until no longer pink.

  5. Heat a deep skillet or medium pot over moderate heat. Add oil, crushed pepper, garlic and finely chopped onion. Saute 5 to 7 minutes, until onion bits are soft. Add beef stock, crushed tomatoes, and herbs. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.

  6. Toss hot, drained pasta with a few ladles of the sauce and grated cheese. Turn meatballs in remaining sauce. Place pasta on dinner plates and top with meatballs and sauce and extra grated cheese. Serve with bread or garlic bread (and some good chianti!)

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 308.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
348
Calories from Fat
116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.9g
20%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Sodium
694mg
29%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
20.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
20%
Sugars
9.1g
Protein
36.5g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 15% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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