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Rigatoni with Meatballs

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Pasta and meatballs . . . yum! Here’s a nice recipe using rigatoni. You can substitute the pasta for spaghetti if preferred.
  Ground sausage 1 Pound
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Ground veal 1 Pound (If You Can'T Find Inexpensive Ground Beef Use 1.5 Pounds Of Sausage And 1.5 Pounds Of Beef)
  Shredded parmesan 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Crushed oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic clove 2 Large
  Chopped fresh basil 2 Tablespoon
  Grated yellow onion 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste

Mix well and form small meatballs.
Heat a large skillet with olive oil and fry the meatballs, turning as they brown. Drain on paper towels.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook 12 oz of Rigatoni per package instructions.
Drain and set aside.
Heat a large skillet with some olive oil. Add 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped.
If you are using the same pan you fried the meatballs in, make sure to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes – until softened and
lightly browned.
Add 4 minced garlic cloves and 2 chopped medium tomatoes. (If you would like to add bell peppers to this sauce add 1 finely chopped small one now).
Mix well and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
Add 1 ½ TBS chopped fresh basil and 1 TBS crushed dry oregano.
Mix well. Add 1 – 28 oz. can tomato sauce.
Mix well. Fill the empty tomato sauce can half way through with water and scrape the remaining sauce off the sides of the can.
Add to the sauce.
Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
Add about 16 meatballs and the cooked pasta. Add another 2 TBS hopped fresh basil.
Heat through and serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
If you want to bring some Italian flavor to the meatball and red sauce, add some rigatoni and serve the delicious dish. This video shows how to make red sauce and meatballs and then serve with the rigatoni. You will love it.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 784 Calories from Fat 415

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.3%

Saturated Fat 18.8 g93.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 246.4 mg82.1%

Sodium 1367.2 mg57%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.7%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 69 g138%

Vitamin A 16.4% Vitamin C 6.4%

Calcium 37.2% Iron 26%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rigatoni With Meatballs Recipe Video