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Italian Meat Balls and Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients
  Minced beef 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Fresh breadcrumbs 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Onion 1 , peeled and grated
  Mixed dried herbs 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Worcester sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Use 1 Shake)
  Egg 1
  Seasoning To Taste
For sauce
  Tomatoes 4 Medium, skinned and chopped
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Chicken stock/Beef stock 3⁄4 Pint
Directions

MAKING
1) In a bowl, mix the beef, breadcrumbs, onions, herbs, tomato puree, Worcester sauce, egg and seasoning together.
2) Shape the mixture into 18-20 balls.
3) On glass pan, place the balls and microwave on high for 5 minutes, turn over and microwave for another 3 minutes second side.
4) In a serving dish, remove the meat balls and keep aside.
5) In a bowl , microwave the butter, tomatoes, onion and oregano for 5 minutes.
6) Stir in the cornflour, then gradually stir in the beef/ chicken stock.
7) Allow to slightly cool and then blend in a liquidiser, until smooth.
8) Cook in the microwave for a further 2 minutes and pour over the meat balls.

SERVING
9) Serve the Italian Meat Balls and Tomato Sauce, immediately with freshly cooked pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 469 Calories from Fat 257

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.4%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.6%

Trans Fat 0.9 g

Cholesterol 156.4 mg52.1%

Sodium 289.7 mg12.1%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.8%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 28 g56.3%

Vitamin A 30.1% Vitamin C 31.9%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Italian Meat Balls And Tomato Sauce Recipe