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Italian Meat Ball Ragout

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  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Egg 1
  Soft bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Eggplant 1 Small, pared and diced
  Tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon

1. Mix ground beef lightly with egg, bread crumbs, parsley and 1 teaspoon of the salt until well-blended; shape into 24 balls.
2. Brown, half at a time, in hot oil in a large frying pan; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
3. Stir onion and garlic into drippings in pan; saute just until soft; add eggplant and meat balls.
4. Mix tomatoes with remaining 1 teaspoon salt, sugar and cumin seeds; pour over meat balls and eggplant; cover.
5. Simmer, stirring several times, 30 minutes or until eggplant is tender.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2067 Calories from Fat 1420

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 159 g243.9%

Saturated Fat 50 g250.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 531.5 mg177.2%

Sodium 4470.4 mg186.3%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 22.3 g89.1%

Sugars 35.6 g

Protein 95 g190.3%

Vitamin A 80.7% Vitamin C 147.8%

Calcium 27.1% Iron 68.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Italian Meat Ball Ragout Recipe