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It'll be hard for your family to resist the comforting aroma wafting through the kitchen as you prepare Meatballs with Spiced Tomato Sauce. The lamb meatballs are flavorful enough on their own but the spiced sauce complements them well.

Christine Burns Rudalevige
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2012

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
18 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 pita half and 5 meatballs)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons onion and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, and mint; add lamb, beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and egg; stir gently. Shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs.

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  • Return pan to medium-high; add meatballs. Cook 4 minutes. Remove meatballs from pan. Add 1/2 cup onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add ginger and next 3 ingredients; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Return meatballs to pan; simmer 20 minutes or until done. Serve with pitas. Sprinkle with mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; fat 14.9g; saturated fat 5.2g; mono fat 6.4g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 32.3g; fiber 4.9g; cholesterol 78mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 708mg; calcium 55mg.
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