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Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
medium green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
egg

Sauce

1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen® fire roasted tomato pasta sauce
3/4
cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar or wine vinegar
Chopped fresh chives, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients. Shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients exept chives to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Stir in meatballs; cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until sauce is hot. Sprinkle with chives. Serve in chafing dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

One can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® fire roasted diced tomatoes can be used instead of the water in the sauce.

Instead of toothpicks, try spearing these meatballs with pretzel sticks.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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