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Meatballs for Spaghetti Recipe

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Course: Main Course
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Moderate
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Meatballs for Spaghetti

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried or chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 5 or 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup small sultana raisins
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Blend all the ingredients well and roll firmly into tiny balls about 1½ inches in diameter. Heat 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy skillet and add the meatballs. Roll them around well, by shaking the pan, to keep their shape. When they are nicely browned on all sides, drop them into tomato sauce or tomato meat sauce and let them simmer 20 minutes before serving with pasta and sauce and large amounts of freshly grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese.


© 1972 James A. Beard
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Serving size is 1 meatball, total of 30-34 meatballs for the entire recipe.

141kcal (7%)
27mg (3%)
1mg (1%)
11mcg RAE (0%)
156mg
13mg
9g
1g
0g
3g
50mg (17%)
213mg (9%)
3g (17%)
10g (15%)
1mg (6%)
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