Linguine With Rustic Meatballs Recipe

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  1. Break meat into 1 1/2-inch clumps (do not mix meats). Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Cook meat with cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until pale golden in spots (insides will not be fully cooked), about 3 minutes. Transfer meat with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  2. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet and cook onion, carrots, and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to turn golden, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add vermouth and red-pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Whisk cornstarch into broth, then stir into onion mixture and return to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in meat, juices from plate, celery, and lemon juice and simmer until meat is just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  5. Cook linguine in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (2 tablespoons salt for 6 quarts water) until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta. Add to meat along with celery leaves and cook over medium-low heat until just heated through. Add cooking water to moisten if needed. Season with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 641.7 Kcal (2687 kJ)
Calories from fat 186.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.72g 32%
Cholesterol 11.34mg 4%
Sodium 775.7mg 32%
Potassium 455.91mg 10%
Total Carbs 74.9g 25%
Sugars 5.9g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11.38g 46%
Protein 31.41g 63%
Vitamin C 30.5mg 51%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 3.7mg 20%
Calcium 81.7mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 165.97 Kcal (695 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.36g 32%
Cholesterol 2.93mg 4%
Sodium 200.62mg 32%
Potassium 117.92mg 10%
Total Carbs 19.37g 25%
Sugars 1.53g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2.94g 46%
Protein 8.12g 63%
Vitamin C 7.9mg 51%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 0.9mg 20%
Calcium 21.1mg 8%

* 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

  • 13.8
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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