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Meatballs and Spaghetti

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  Marinara sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground meat/Ground beef chuck 1 1⁄2 Pound (For Meat Loaf, Beef, Pork, And/Or Veal)
  Fresh bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs) (About 2 Slices Bread)
  Egg 1 Large
  Freshly grated cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Pecorino Romano Or Parmesan)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 16 Ounce (1 Package)

1. Prepare Marinara Sauce.
2. Meanwhile, prepare meatballs: In large bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, Pecorino, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper until blended but not overmixed. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs, handling meat as little as possible.
3. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs and cook, turning gently, until browned and just cooked through, about 20 minutes. Stir sauce into meatballs and heat to boiling, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in large saucepot, cook pasta as label directs. Drain. In serving bowl, gently toss pasta with meatballs and sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3073 Calories from Fat 708

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g124.4%

Saturated Fat 26.7 g133.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 477.5 mg159.2%

Sodium 3302.2 mg137.6%

Total Carbohydrates 380 g126.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.5%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 223 g445.4%

Vitamin A 19.7% Vitamin C 19.7%

Calcium 68.8% Iron 145.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meatballs And Spaghetti Recipe