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Spaghetti And Meatballs

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  Extra lean ground beef 8 Ounce
  Extra lean ground pork 8 Ounce
  Egg/1/4 cup fat free egg substitute 1 , lightly beaten
  Dry whole grain bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated onions 2 Tablespoon
  Carrot 1 Large, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Italian tomatoes/2 tomatoes, quartered and seeded 4 , halved
  Onion 1 Small, quartered
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Tomato sauce 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Minced fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Dried marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 1 Pound

In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, egg, breadcrumbs, and grated onions.
Form into 12 large meatballs.
Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, process the carrots, tomatoes, onions, and garlic with on/off turns until finely chopped.
Transfer to a deep 2-quart casserole.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Stir, then microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce, parsley, basil, marjoram, oregano, and pepper.
Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
Set aside and keep warm.
Place the meatballs in a 9" or 10" glass pie plate, cover with wax paper, and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Turn over the meatballs and rearrange to bring the pieces from the center of the dish to the outside.
Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Add to the sauce.
While the meatballs are cooking, cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, about 10 minutes.
Drain and transfer to a platter.
Top with the sauce and meatballs.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2876 Calories from Fat 300

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.3%

Saturated Fat 12.1 g60.7%

Trans Fat 0.8 g

Cholesterol 462.1 mg154%

Sodium 1538.4 mg64.1%

Total Carbohydrates 469 g156.2%

Dietary Fiber 21 g84.1%

Sugars 45.7 g

Protein 186 g371%

Vitamin A 392.8% Vitamin C 227.4%

Calcium 85.5% Iron 205.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe