Macaroni with Meatballs and Braciole in Tomato Sauce Recipe

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  1. In the casserole, heat the oil over moderate heat until hot. Add the onions and cook, stirring constantly, until golden. Add the water, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Add the garlic, basil, sugar, pepper flakes and season with salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Add braciole and meatballs and cook for 20 minutes longer.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain. Transfer to a large bowl, add enough sauce to coat and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Transfer the meat to a platter and spoon some sauce over it. Serve the meat and pasta separately.
  3. For stuffing:
  4. Pat the meat dry and season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, combine the stuffing ingredients. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  6. Spread a thin layer of the stuffing on each slice of the meat, roll up the meat to enclose the stuffing and tie with string.
  7. In a large skillet over moderate-heat, heat the oil until hot. Add the meat and cook until it is browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate, set aside until ready to add to the sauce.
  8. Yield: 6 servings
  9. Prep time: 35 minutes
  10. Cook time: 15 minutes
  11. Meatballs:
  12. In a bowl mix together (until just combined) the meat, eggs, bread crumbs, cheese, and parsley. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Add enough club soda to make a firm but light textured meatball. Form mixture into meatballs about the size of an ice cream scoop. Chill, covered, until ready to add to sauce.
  13. Yield: 6 servings
  14. Prep time:15 minutes
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1002.11 Kcal (4196 kJ)
Calories from fat 348.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.74g 60%
Cholesterol 231.68mg 77%
Sodium 1017.08mg 42%
Potassium 1236.65mg 26%
Total Carbs 116.88g 39%
Sugars 13.56g 54%
Dietary Fiber 7.96g 32%
Protein 46.74g 93%
Vitamin C 17.2mg 29%
Iron 8.6mg 48%
Calcium 197.1mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 168.42 Kcal (705 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.51g 60%
Cholesterol 38.94mg 77%
Sodium 170.94mg 42%
Potassium 207.84mg 26%
Total Carbs 19.64g 39%
Sugars 2.28g 54%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 32%
Protein 7.86g 93%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 29%
Iron 1.5mg 48%
Calcium 33.1mg 20%

* 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

  • 22.5
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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