Healthier Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs Recipe

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Healthier Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
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  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 clove garlic, and beaten egg in a large bowl. Mix well and form into 12 balls. Store covered in refrigerator until needed.
  2. Cook and stir onion, 5 cloves garlic, and olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar, and bay leaf. Cover with lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 60 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, basil, and meatballs. Simmer on low heat until meatballs are cooked through, about 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 294.8 Kcal (1234 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.81g 23%
Cholesterol 74.88mg 25%
Sodium 854.25mg 36%
Potassium 482.68mg 10%
Total Carbs 19.61g 7%
Sugars 2.13g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Protein 19.92g 40%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 13%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Calcium 38.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.48 Kcal (705 kJ)
Calories from fat 76.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.47g 23%
Cholesterol 42.79mg 25%
Sodium 488.2mg 36%
Potassium 275.85mg 10%
Total Carbs 11.21g 7%
Sugars 1.21g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.66g 12%
Protein 11.38g 40%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 13%
Iron 1.9mg 19%
Calcium 22mg 4%

* 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

  • 6.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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