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Old Fashioned Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Stalk celery 1 , diced
  Hot pepper 1⁄2 Small, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), smashed and chopped
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Can)
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Canned tomato paste 5 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Beef stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), heated
  Lean ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground veal 1⁄2 Pound
  Chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1 , beaten
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Sunflower oil 1 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

? Heat olive oil in nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery, hot pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes over medium-low heat, covered.
? Stir in tomatoes, dash of salt and pepper, brown sugar, oregano, basil, parsley, tomato paste and beef stock. Bring to boil and continue cooking 25 minutes over medium heat, uncovered.
? Meanwhile, place beef and veal in food processor. Add chili powder and season with pepper. Process 15 seconds.
? Add egg white and blanched onion; process until meat forms a ball. Shape mixture into small meatballs about 1 in (2.5 cm) in diameter.
? Heat sunflower oil in nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook 7 to 9 minutes, depending on size. Turn to brown all sides and season once during cooking.
? Discard excess fat from meatballs, then add to tomato sauce. Simmer 5 minutes before serving over hot pasta.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1517 Calories from Fat 599

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g103.9%

Saturated Fat 18.1 g90.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 316 mg105.3%

Sodium 2275.6 mg94.8%

Total Carbohydrates 124 g41.2%

Dietary Fiber 29.2 g116.8%

Sugars 33.5 g

Protein 120 g240.3%

Vitamin A 203.7% Vitamin C 257.4%

Calcium 53.7% Iron 135.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Old Fashioned Meatballs In Tomato Sauce Recipe