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Meatballs In Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

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  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Red bell pepper 1
  Dry bread crumbs 3 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Ready to serve beef broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Place red bell pepper on rack in broiler pan so surface of pepper is 3 to 5 inches from heat source.
Broil 10 to 15 minutes or until skin blisters, turning occasionally.
Place pepper in paper bag; close and let stand 15 to 20 minutes to loosen skin.
Meanwhile, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, garlic, salt and ground red pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape meat mixture into 35 meatballs, using about 1 teaspoon for each.
Place on rack in open roasting pan; reserve.
Remove loosened skin and seeds from pepper; cut into 1/4 inch pieces.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes.
Combine broth and cornstarch.
Add broth mixture, wine, tomato paste, thyme and red pepper pieces to pan.
Cook over low heat 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, bake meatballs in 325°F oven 10 minutes.
Remove meatballs; drain on paper towels.
Stir meatballs into sauce; serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2005 Calories from Fat 1291

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 144 g221.4%

Saturated Fat 48.5 g242.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 531.5 mg177.2%

Sodium 2628 mg109.5%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.4%

Dietary Fiber 10 g39.9%

Sugars 17.2 g

Protein 95 g189.8%

Vitamin A 148.5% Vitamin C 364.8%

Calcium 28.1% Iron 79.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meatballs In Spicy Red Pepper Sauce Recipe