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Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs Recipe

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


Submitted by julieedwards

Makes 17 servings



Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs by the barefoot contessa on food network.

Recipe Ingredients for Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs

1/2 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
1 cup fresh white bread crumbs (4 slices, crusts removed)
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 extra-large egg, beaten
1/8 cup Vegetable oil
1/8 cup Olive oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 onion)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup red wine
28 ounce crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs

  1. Place the ground meats, both bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg, and 3/4 cup warm water in a bowl. Combine very lightly with a fork. Using your hands, lightly form the mixture into 2-inch meatballs. You will have 14 to 16 meatballs.

  2. Pour equal amounts of vegetable oil and olive oil into a large (12-inch) skillet to a depth of 1/4-inch. Heat the oil. Very carefully, in batches, place the meatballs in the oil and brown them well on all sides over medium-low heat, turning carefully with a spatula or a fork. This should take about 10 minutes for each batch. Don't crowd the meatballs. Remove the meatballs to a plate covered with paper towels. Discard the oil but don't clean the pan.

  3. For the sauce, heat the olive oil in the same pan. Add the onion and saute over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the wine and cook on high heat, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan, until almost all the liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt, and pepper.

  4. Return the meatballs to the sauce, cover, and simmer on the lowest heat for 25 to 30 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve hot on cooked spaghetti and pass the grated Parmesan.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 116.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
689mg
29%
Potassium
201mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
7.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
14.7g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* 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
C+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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