Italian meatballs and spaghetti sauce

Italian meatballs and spaghetti sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 418.5
  • Total Fat: 31.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 99.7 mg
  • Sodium: 648.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 18.3 g

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A tasty tender meatball recipe with a tomato sauce purée to pour over pasta of your choice. A tasty tender meatball recipe with a tomato sauce purée to pour over pasta of your choice.
Number of Servings: 6


    16 oz Ground beef
    4 oz serving Italian Sausage Sweet Pork (1link)
    Kroger Wheat Bread - 3 slices
    5 serving Garlic - minced (5-6tsp)
    2 tsp Onion powder (devided)
    4 cups Great Value Petite Diced Tomatoes No Salt Added canned tomatoes (blended to a purée) 2 cans
    1 serving Eggland's Best Large Egg (1 egg)
    3 tsp Italian Season Mix, Dry
    1/2 tsp Morton Iodized Salt or to taste
    1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
    1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (
    1/4 cup (2 oz) Water, tap
    28 gram Frigo Parmasan Cheese (shredded) - 28g - 1/4 cup
    4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Real bread instead of ready made bread crumbs will cause meatballs to be very tender, due to expansion of bread as they cook


Purée both cans of tomato pieces in a blender and set aside in a bowl.
Mix 1 pound of ground beef and one pork sausage link, with casing removed. Add egg and dry spices.
Remove crust from bread and tear into small pieces in a measure cup until you have about 1 cup of torn pieces of bread. Add about 1 TBSP of olive oil to bread and 1 tsp of onion powder along with 2 tsp of minced garlic until bread is soaked. Stir pieces around to saturate them in oil and garlic. Add bread to meat mixture and mix well.
Heat about 3 tsp of olive oil in a skillet on stove top and shape meat mixture into small 1heing TBSP sized ball after rolling in hand. Add them to the hot pan and brown for about 5 to 7 minutes. When not quite cooked all the way through, remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl and pour out greased from pan then place back onto the heat and add 2 tsp olive oil then add 3 tsp minced garlic and stir for about 2 minutes then add the 4 cups of puréed tomato sauce to pan. Add the Italian seasoning and the red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt to sauce. Carefully add meatballs to pan and place a lid on it and simmer meatballs in sauce dorabout 15 minutes until cooked through. Then serve over spaghetti or other pasta.

Serving Size: Makes about 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELTEA43.

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    Thought I'd try something different. Will stick with my own recipe. - 4/16/20

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    It might be alright if I could understand most of what you wrote. Some of the words didn't make sense for one thing someone needs to learn how to spell couldn't understand most of the words in recipe - 1/23/18

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