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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 407.1
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 96.7 mg
  • Sodium: 172.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 37.5 g

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Hotel Room Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Submitted by: MRSHONEYC

Introduction

I use as LITTLE canned products as possible, and add NO SALT to my meals - we're watching hubby's high b/p - so YOU may opt to add salt, but all my meals are perfectly tasty once you break that sodium addiction. You can actually TASTE the veggies!
I use an electric skillet and crock-pot when having to live in hotel rooms for weeks on end, but you can use a stove top as well :0)
I use as LITTLE canned products as possible, and add NO SALT to my meals - we're watching hubby's high b/p - so YOU may opt to add salt, but all my meals are perfectly tasty once you break that sodium addiction. You can actually TASTE the veggies!
I use an electric skillet and crock-pot when having to live in hotel rooms for weeks on end, but you can use a stove top as well :0)

Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients



    3 cups chopped/cubed roma tomatoes
    1 medium sized zucchini (about 1-1/4 cups chopped)
    3/4 cup chopped white onion
    half green pepper (about 1/2 cup, chopped)
    1 small can tomato paste (about 12 Tbsp. or 1/2 cup)

    1/2 pound 93% lean ground turkey
    1/2 pound 93% lean ground beef
    1 tsp dry italian seasoning
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/8 tsp ground marjoram
    1/8 tsp ground cumin

    1 cup burgundy wine

Directions

Use non-stick spray in crock-pot and begin to cook fresh tomatoes on high for about an hour. You can opt to "mash" them slightly at this point, or leave them with a bit of shape to them (I mashed them up today!)
Add remaining veggies and 1 small can tomato paste (NOT flavored paste) and cook another hour on high.
Mix together meats and spices - roll into desired meatball sizes (mine came out to 21 meatballs). Spray electric skillet with non-stick spray and brown meatballs on all sides.
Add meatballs to veggies in crock-pot. Stir gently and let simmer on low for 4 hours, adding additional spices as desired. (I LOVE garlic, so I put like 2 Tablespoons more in my sauce.)
Stir in 1 cup burgundy wine and simmer on low/warm an additional hour. (CAN be omitted, but will lack some flavor - it will NOT make you "drunk" as the alcohol cooks off in the heat)

Serving size = 7 meatballs plus sauce.

GREAT with Whole Wheat pasta or even over brown rice!

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSHONEYC.






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