Very good meatball recipe -- I used turkey meat instead and used store-bought spahetti suace in place of the red sauce (just to make it easier for me). We used these for meatball subs. They were great!
Red Sauce and Meatballs
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 433
- Calories from fat: 19%
- Fat: 8.9g
- Saturated fat: 3.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 27.2g
- Carbohydrate: 61g
- Fiber: 6.8g
- Cholesterol: 48mg
- Iron: 5.6mg
- Sodium: 1147mg
- Calcium: 180mg
- 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
- 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 small onion, grated
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 garlic cloves, minced and divided*
- 2 tablespoons dried basil, divided
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley, divided
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup red wine
- 3 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 (16-ounce) package linguine
- Combine extra-lean ground beef, next 5 ingredients, half of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon each of basil and parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Shape mixture into 32 (1-inch) balls.
- Place a rack coated with vegetable cooking spray in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Arrange meatballs on rack.
- Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until meatballs are browned.
- Sauté chopped onion and remaining half of garlic in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add red wine, tomatoes, sugar, and remaining 1 tablespoon each of basil and parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and add meatballs. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and oil. Serve tomato sauce with meatballs over hot linguine.
- *Bottled minced garlic may be substituted; 1/2 teaspoon equals 1 clove.
- Note: To reduce sodium, choose low-sodium canned tomato products and omit added salt.
- Note: Red sauce and meatballs may be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for a day or frozen for up to a month.
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