Amatriciana With Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs.

Amatriciana With Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs.
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.2
  • Total Fat: 18.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.7 mg
  • Sodium: 837.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 19.1 g

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Introduction

Real Italien and real Good!
I serve mine with Whole Wheat Linguine, Fetticine or Bucatini.
Real Italien and real Good!
I serve mine with Whole Wheat Linguine, Fetticine or Bucatini.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Ingredients for Amatriciana Sauce:
    Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped
    Garlic, 2 tsp
    Peppers, sweet, red, raw, sliced, .25 cup
    Crushed Tomatoes, 2 cup
    1/2 tsp Kosher salt
    1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
    Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated, oz

    For the Meatballs:
    1 small onion grated- about 1/2 cup
    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 cup
    Bread Crumbs - Italian Style, 1/3cup
    Egg, fresh, 1 large
    *Ketchup, Heinz, 2 tbsp
    Garlic, 3 tsp minced
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 tsp Kosher salt
    1/2 tsp Fresh groud peper
    Ground beef, extra lean, 8 oz
    mozerella partskim, 1 cup

Directions

Directions
For the sauce: In a large heavy skillet,
heat the oil over medium heat.
Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

For the meatballs: Position an oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the onion, 1/2 cup parsley, 2/3 cup Parmesan, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the beef.
Using your hands, combine all ingredients gently but thoroughly.
Shape the meat mixture into 16 meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Make a hole in the center of each meatball and place a cube of mozzarella inside. Reform the meatball so that the mozzarella is completely covered with the meat mixture. Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes until cooked through.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and place in a large serving bowl. Add the meatballs and sauce. Toss gently and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and Parmesan.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DIONYSIUSA.

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