Big Spicy Meatballs Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients, 1 cup of the Parmesan, and 2 teaspoons of the pepper. Mix just to combine. Shape the mixture into 16 to 18 large meatballs (each should be about 3/4 cup of meat). Place on a baking pan and set aside.In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta with the remaining Parmesan and the remaining pepper; set aside.Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes in upper third of oven. Remove from oven and turn on broiler. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture onto each meatball. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until the ricotta just starts to brown. Serve the meatballs with jarred marinara sauce.To Freeze: Omit the ricotta mixture. Place the baked meatballs on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour. Transfer to resealable freezer bags and return to the freezer. Store for up to 3 months.To Reheat: Thaw the meatballs overnight in the refrigerator or thaw partially in the microwave. Place them in a baking dish, cover with foil, and heat in a 350° F oven for 20 minutes. Top with the ricotta mixture and broil as described above. Serve on top of the warmed pasta sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 9126.72 Kcal (38212 kJ)
Calories from fat 7222.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 802.53g 1235%
Cholesterol 1862.93mg 621%
Sodium 5644.5mg 235%
Potassium 7397.97mg 157%
Total Carbs 66.46g 22%
Sugars 9.22g 37%
Dietary Fiber 6.81g 27%
Protein 389.76g 780%
Vitamin C 52.3mg 87%
Iron 26.4mg 147%
Calcium 2955.2mg 296%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 338.21 Kcal (1416 kJ)
Calories from fat 267.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.74g 1235%
Cholesterol 69.03mg 621%
Sodium 209.17mg 235%
Potassium 274.15mg 157%
Total Carbs 2.46g 22%
Sugars 0.34g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 27%
Protein 14.44g 780%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 87%
Iron 1mg 147%
Calcium 109.5mg 296%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 248.6
  • 249

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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