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Spicy Meatballs

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36

Add spicy appetizers to your family’s meal. Serve warm meatballs ready in about an hour.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
egg
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
red jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
4
medium tomatoes, chopped (3 cups)*
1
tablespoon dry red wine, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix beef, cheese, oregano, basil, garlic salt, pepper, egg and lemon juice. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook garlic, chile and onion in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Add meatballs. Cook, turning occasionally, until meatballs are brown.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes and wine; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Expert Tips

1 can (28 oz) Italian-style (plum) tomatoes, well drained and chopped, can be substituted for the fresh tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Meatball
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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