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Spaghetti with Eggplant Sauce and Meatballs

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To make the meatballs :
  Egg 1
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole wheat bread slices 2 , crumbled
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Finely chopped onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped green pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1 Dash
  Eggplant 1 1⁄2 Pound, unpared and cut in 1 -inch cubes (1 Egg Plant, 1 To 1 1/2 Pound)
  Finely chopped onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Thin spaghetti 1 Pound, cooked as label directs
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

To Make Meatballs:
1. In medium bowl, beat egg slightly and mix well adding milk and bread.
2. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
3. Add rest of meatball ingredients and mix until well blended.
4. Shape into 24 balls-€”1 inch in diameter.
5. In 2 tablespoons oil in 5-quart Dutch oven, saute meatballs, turning until browned-€”about 10 minutes.
6. Remove from Dutch oven and set aside.
To Make Eggplant Sauce:
7. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat and cook eggplant cubes, onion, garlic and parsley until onion is transparent and tender-€”5 minutes.
8. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, oregano, salt and sugar and break up tomatoes with fork.
9. Add meatballs and simmer with cover reducing heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

10. Serve over drained spaghetti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 986 Calories from Fat 327

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g56.2%

Saturated Fat 8.4 g42.1%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 100.9 mg33.6%

Sodium 1185.9 mg49.4%

Total Carbohydrates 128 g42.6%

Dietary Fiber 15.8 g63.2%

Sugars 18.2 g

Protein 35 g69.5%

Vitamin A 54.8% Vitamin C 106.7%

Calcium 24.3% Iron 33.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spaghetti With Eggplant Sauce And Meatballs Recipe