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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 266.8
  • Total Fat: 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.2 mg
  • Sodium: 314.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g

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Punched Up Marinara with Meatballs

Submitted by: XTMONT

Introduction

I had some left over jarred marinara, ground beef, and some zucchini that I needed to use up, and I came up with this concoction. I had some left over jarred marinara, ground beef, and some zucchini that I needed to use up, and I came up with this concoction.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 large onion, chopped
    8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
    3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
    2 medium zucchini, chopped
    2 tbsp white wine
    1/4 tsp salt
    Herbs to taste
    6 oz can tomato paste
    1 jar low sodium tomato marinara
    16 oz lean ground beef
    1 large egg
    1 tsp garlic, minced

Directions

Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, and saute until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add salt, zucchini and 2 teaspoons of garlic, stirring occasionally; cook 3 minutes. Season to taste with dried herbs: rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano. Add wine and cook, stirring, until wine is nearly cooked off. Add tomato paste and marinara sauce; cover and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the egg lightly, then add the ground beef and remaining garlic, and any herbs you desire. Using a tablespoon, roll up meatballs and drop individually into the simmering sauce. Cook, stirring gently, until meatballs are cooked through; about 15 minutes.

Makes 8 generous servings. Terrific with whole wheat linguine.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user XTMONT.






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