Grandma's Homemade Italian Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

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Grandma's Homemade Italian Sauce and Meatballs
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  1. In a large pot combine tomato paste, water, garlic, bay leaves, basil, and salt. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to low and simmer.
  2. In a skillet, brown pork chops in olive oil then place in sauce mixture. Saute onions and mushrooms in same pan that you browned the pork chops. Add these to sauce as well. Simmer sauce a minimum of 8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. To make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine beef, pork, veal, Romano cheese, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley and eggs; mix well. Shape into balls. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes. Place meatballs in a serving bowl when baking is complete and place in refrigerator. About 2 hours prior to dinnertime pop the meatballs into the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 452.51 Kcal (1895 kJ)
Calories from fat 199.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.15g 34%
Cholesterol 102.92mg 34%
Sodium 994.18mg 41%
Potassium 1687.98mg 36%
Total Carbs 38.39g 13%
Sugars 17.91g 72%
Dietary Fiber 6.57g 26%
Protein 28.11g 56%
Vitamin C 31.6mg 53%
Iron 6.5mg 36%
Calcium 381.3mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 82.08 Kcal (344 kJ)
Calories from fat 36.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.02g 34%
Cholesterol 18.67mg 34%
Sodium 180.34mg 41%
Potassium 306.19mg 36%
Total Carbs 6.96g 13%
Sugars 3.25g 72%
Dietary Fiber 1.19g 26%
Protein 5.1g 56%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 53%
Iron 1.2mg 36%
Calcium 69.2mg 38%

* 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

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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