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Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 15
A go-to recipe for party planning. You can mix, bake and simmer these in under an hour.
Updated May 24, 2011
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
5g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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