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    Mama Bellas Tomato Gravy and Meatballs

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    frozenmargarita's Note:

    Tony Danza Show

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    MEATBALLS

    TOMATO GRAVY

    Directions:

    1. 1
      MEATBALL DIRECTIONS.
    2. 2
      In food processor chop onions, garlic, parsley. Soak bread in milk, then put in food processor with eggs and cheese. Add this mixture to ground beef with salt and pepper. Add bread crumbs to make soft firm ball. Roll meatballs, place on baking sheet and bake in 350 degree oven 30-40 minutes. Put in gravy and simmer for 1-2 hours.
    3. 3
      TOMATO GRAVY DIRECTIONS:.
    4. 4
      Sautee' onions and garlic until soft. Add remaining ingredients, stir and simmer 1 hour. Add meatballs and simmer another hour.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 11, 2010

      55

      Thank you!!! I have a crusty old copy of this from the Tony Danza show way back when - and now I don't have to scramble to find it! We have it as "Maria Bello's Tomato Gravy & Meatballs. Everybody loves it! The meatballs are the best! Didn't have enough crushed tomatoes so I took some stewed and whole tomatoes and ran them threw the blender. Also would adjust the sugar down a big (1/2 c works good). thanks!

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    • on January 05, 2008

      55

      This is a very good recipe. It is almost identical to mine. I made this tonight and I couldn't tell much of a difference from my regular sauce. Very good!! The only thing I did different was to not add so much sugar and add mushrooms. Great and easy recipe . . . I made Italian Peasant Bread (#405554) to go with it and it all turned out great!!

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    • on October 11, 2007

      55

      Wow and I do mean WOW! What a delicious recipe. I used the grated parmesean instead of the locatelli cheese and also served this recipe over a bed of spinach linguine. it was fantastic. I am definitely going to make this recipe again...very SOON! Thanks frozen!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mama Bellas Tomato Gravy and Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (1041 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1092.4
     
    Calories from Fat 507
    46%
    Total Fat 56.4 g
    86%
    Saturated Fat 14.8 g
    74%
    Cholesterol 214.2 mg
    71%
    Sodium 4616.1 mg
    192%
    Total Carbohydrate 109.7 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 12.3 g
    49%
    Sugars 63.5 g
    254%
    Protein 43.9 g
    87%

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    locatelli cheese

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