All Day Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

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All Day Spaghetti and Meatballs
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  1. Mix all meatball ingredients, roll in to balls and brown in skillet. Cool and refrigerate until 1 hour prior to serving. Olive oil may be needed to brown these if using very lean beef.
  2. In the skillet, add chopped onions and cook until tender but not soft.
  3. Add garlic and can of tomatoes. If using whole tomatoes, I mash them briefly in the skillet with a potato masher.
  4. Cook until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Put in to a large dutch oven or sauce pan.
  6. Add remaining ingredients except for baking soda, parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  7. Bring to a quick boil and immediately reduce the heat to medium low as this sauce will burn.
  8. Add a pinch of baking soda, stir well and allow to simmer uncovered for 2 hours.
  9. Taste the sauce for acidity. If acid level (or tang) is still high, add another pinch of baking soda and stir well. At this point do not taste the sauce as all you will taste is baking soda.
  10. Cook two more hours.
  11. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. If needed, add a small amount of olive oil.
  12. Eventually, you will start seeing the sauce getting darker around the edges of the pan. At this point you can season with salt and pepper and add the cooked meatballs.
  13. Cook one additional hour.
  14. One half hour prior to serving, stir in the parmesan cheese. This will thicken the sauce quickly.
  15. This sauce is best served the next day.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 235.38 Kcal (985 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.42g 14%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 448.95mg 19%
Potassium 535.21mg 11%
Total Carbs 10.61g 4%
Sugars 4.12g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 8%
Protein 27.97g 56%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 10%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 256.8mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 108.44 Kcal (454 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.34g 14%
Cholesterol 46.07mg 33%
Sodium 206.84mg 19%
Potassium 246.57mg 11%
Total Carbs 4.89g 4%
Sugars 1.9g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 8%
Protein 12.89g 56%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 10%
Iron 1.3mg 16%
Calcium 118.3mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.1
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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