Meatballs in Tomato sauce


by: Suzana

Meatballs in Tomato sauce


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serves: 6


1 lb extra-lean ground beef

100 g ricotta cheese

1 egg

2 cloves garlic

250 ml freshly grated Parmigiano cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

800 g tomato puree

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Facts
Meatballs in Tomato sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories: 447

  • Total Fat: 38.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 13.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.5 mg
  • Sodium: 660.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  •     Sugars: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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1.  For the meatballs:

2.  In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef, ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, Parmigiano cheese, salt, and pepper.

3.  Mix well. Shape the meatballs into the size of golf balls and then pat them down so they will evenly cook.

4.  For the tomato sauce:

5.  In a large pot, heat the extra-virgin olive oil and cook the onions until translucent.

6.  Add the tomato puree and bring to a boil.

7.  Add the salt, and pepper, to taste and lower the heat to medium.

8.  Add the uncooked meatballs to the pot and let cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.

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