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    Meatballs and Chickpeas With Red Pepper Sauce

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    40 mins

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    20 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    This recipe works best with ground beef or ground lamb. You may want to use more of the spices if using ground chicken, pork, or turkey.

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    Roasted red pepper sauce


    The rest

    • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chickpeas, drained if from a can
    • Greek yogurt, for serving
    • fresh parsley, for garnish


    1. 1
      First make the red pepper sauce by pureeing the peppers in a food processor; whisk together with broth and yogurt.
    2. 2
      To make the meatballs, get a large bowl and combine the ground meat, egg, garlic, minced parsley, thyme, and smoked paprika; use your hands to gently mix.
    3. 3
      Form into 8 2-inch meatballs.
    4. 4
      Heat the oil in a large skillet until shimmering, over medium high heat; brown meatballs on all sides, about 8 minutes.
    5. 5
      Push the meatballs to one side, add red pepper sauce and chickpeas; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce reduces slightly, about 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Season with salt.
    7. 7
      Transfer meatballs and chickpeas to a serving platter; spoon sauce over top, garnish with parsley, and serve with additional yogurt.

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatballs and Chickpeas With Red Pepper Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (226 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 485.4
    Calories from Fat 323
    Total Fat 35.9 g
    Saturated Fat 13.2 g
    Cholesterol 131.4 mg
    Sodium 1264.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 24.2 g

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    vegetable broth

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