Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

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Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs
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  1. To make the meatballs, combine chopped meat, eggs, bread, Romano cheese, parsley and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Form golf ball-sized meatballs; place into freezer to firm up.
  2. To make sauce, heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Saute onion, garlic and fry links of sausage.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef chunks and pork neck bones; reserve.
  4. When onions and garlic are done, turn heat down to low. Add tomato paste; stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the browned beef and pork, crushed tomatoes, wine, bay leaves, cinnamon, parsley, basil and salt and pepper to taste; stir.
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs; reserve.
  6. Simmer sauce over low heat for 3 to 4 hours, add meatballs and simmer for 1 hour. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Cover pasta with sauce and meatballs, serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 241.06 Kcal (1009 kJ)
Calories from fat 144.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.03g 25%
Cholesterol 62.71mg 21%
Sodium 831.39mg 35%
Potassium 329.01mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.98g 3%
Sugars 1.73g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 6%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin C 15.9mg 27%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 95.6mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 199.84 Kcal (837 kJ)
Calories from fat 119.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.29g 25%
Cholesterol 51.98mg 21%
Sodium 689.23mg 35%
Potassium 272.76mg 7%
Total Carbs 6.62g 3%
Sugars 1.43g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.15g 6%
Protein 12.44g 30%
Vitamin C 13.2mg 27%
Iron 1.4mg 9%
Calcium 79.2mg 10%

* 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

  • 5.9
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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