• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    Cheesy Meatballs are soft, juicy and tender, simmered in a rustic homemade tomato sauce. Topped with melted mozzarella cheese and serve over spaghetti for a delicious dinner!

    Ingredients

    • 3 slices white bread crust removed
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 17 oz (500 g) ground beef (or minced beef)
    • 17 oz (500 g) ground pork (minced pork)*
    • 1 onion finely chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 2 egg
    • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder (or vegetable stock powder)
    • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
    • cracked black pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
    • 1 large onion finely chopped
    • 24 oz (700-gram) bottle of tomato sauce (puree or passata)
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 teaspoons each of dried basil and oregano
    • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • fresh basil or parsley chopped to garnish

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 18
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 184 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 17.55%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.79%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 41 mg 13.68%
    • Sodium: 526 mg 21.9%
    • Calcium: 117 mg 11.73%
    • Potassium: 251 mg 7.16%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.84%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.22%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 8.17%
    • Vitamin C 8.81%
    • Vitamin D 0.98%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq