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    Meatballs that Make Their Own Sauce

    Meatballs that Make Their Own Sauce. Photo by gailanng

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Margaret3's Note:

    An oldie but goodie-the book the original version was in, "Lean Cuisine," is a 1979 copyright. The sauce will surprise you--it really does get pretty thick.

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    1. 1
      Moisten bread with water.
    2. 2
      Mix throughly with remaining meatball ingredients.
    3. 3
      Shape into 8 medium or 16 small meatballs.
    4. 4
      Brown meatballs on all sides.
    5. 5
      Combine sauce ingredients in large saucepan.
    6. 6
      Heat to boiling.
    7. 7
      Add meatballs.
    8. 8
      Simmer UNCOVERED until tomato juice has reduced to a fairly-thick sauce-about ONE HOUR.
    9. 9
      Skim any fat (or refrigerate overnight and skim congealed fat).
    10. 10
      Serve with crusty Italian bread, or with pasta (when i am doing it with pasta. i use twice the amount of tomato juice so as to get lots of sauce.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 28, 2009


      To quote The Godfather (Don Carleone)..."You've got to make this or ELSE." Nawwww, he really didn't say that, but had he tasted this he may have thought it! I made it a little easier on myself and didn't bother browning the meatballs, but just dropped them into the boiling sauce. I, also, added dehydrated onions and a tad of sugar to the sauce and let 'er rip. The meatballs were flavorful and tender and the sauce thickened to perfection.

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    • on October 20, 2006


      This was very good. I have a very heavy commercial large saucepan that I use to slow cook sauces and meats and this a keeper. I enjoyed this very much. This is a recipe that could be 0AMC, because the flavors would intensify. Delicious!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatballs that Make Their Own Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (338 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 278.0
    Calories from Fat 117
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 126.5 mg
    Sodium 620.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 7.7 g
    Protein 26.6 g

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