Rocco's Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 1 h 30 min 6
Rocco's Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
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454 gm Beef, ground, extra lean
454 gm Pork, ground, lean
1/2 cup Ricotta cheese, whole milk
1 medium egg Egg
1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/2 bunch Parsley, fresh (chopped)
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Black pepper
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 small White onion (finely chopped)
1 cup Wine, table, red
6 cup Passata


Roll the Meatballs:

In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef and pork, ricotta, egg, cheese, parsley, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Mix well to combine ingredients.

Using your hands, scoop up the mixture and shape into balls about the size of golfballs.

Cook the Meatballs and Sauce:

Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until translucent.

Add meatballs and wine, and cook until wine reduce by half.

Add passata, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper and bring mixture to slight boil. Reduce heat to low and let cook, uncovered up to 90 minutes.

Turn off heat and let rest with lid on for about 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 586
Calories from fat 290
Calories from saturated fat 102
Total Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 11.3 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.3 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Sodium 2021 mg
Potassium 1701 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 13.0 g
Protein 42 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.7
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 2.2

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