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Spaghetti and Meatballs Napoli

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For meatballs
  Eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whole wheat bread slice 3 , crumbled
  Beef 3⁄4 Pound, ground
  Pork 1⁄2 Pound, ground
  Veal 1⁄4 Pound, ground
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), finely chopped
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic clove 1 Large, crushed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Dash
  Ground nutmeg 1 Dash
For sauce
  Round steak 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt pork 1⁄4 Pound
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  White wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Can, 1 Pound 12 Ounce, Undrained)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti 1 Pound (1 Package)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a medium bowl, slightly beat eggs.
3. Add milk and bread, mix well and let it stand for 5 minutes.
4. Add remaining meatball ingredients, mix and blend well.
5. Using hands shape the mixture into 12 balls of about 2 1/2 inches diameter.

6. In a well greased shallow baking pan, place the meat balls.
7. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes and then brush meatballs with pan drippings; bake for another 15 minute.

8. Using a damp cloth, wipe clean round steaks; cut into 1/2-inch chunks and keep aside.
9. Chop the salt pork into small pieces.
10. In a Dutch oven, put together chopped salt pork and garlic; sauté until it is well browned.
11. Bring garlic and salt pork to one side of the pan and brown chunks of beef from all sides.
12. Stir in wine, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
13. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, the parsley, salt, pepper and basil and bring the mixture to boiling.
14. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 1/2 hour.
15. Add meatballs, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stir occasionally.
16. Following directions on the package, cook spaghetti; drain.

17. On a serving dish, place spaghetti and top with meatballs and sauce.
18. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1029 Calories from Fat 376

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.5%

Saturated Fat 15.8 g79.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 221.7 mg73.9%

Sodium 1366.6 mg56.9%

Total Carbohydrates 102 g33.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.2%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 66 g131.4%

Vitamin A 47.1% Vitamin C 68.7%

Calcium 32.9% Iron 58%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spaghetti And Meatballs Napoli Recipe