TNT Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 45 min 6
TNT Meatballs
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681 gm Beef, ground, lean (80-85% lean beef. Drain excess fat)
1 medium Egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp Tomato ketchup (low carb ketchup)
2 tsp Oregano, dried
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Salt and pepper (freshly ground)
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 can(s) (16 oz) Tomato sauce, canned (or 2 8oz cans)
1 can(s) (14oz) Diced tomatoes, canned
1 tsp, ground Basil, dried
1 tsp Oregano, dried
227 gm Mozzarella cheese (fresh mozzarella is best, sliced)


  1.  In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg. Parmesan, ketchup, oregano, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Mix together using your hands just until combined. Form the mixture into meatballs a bit larger than golf balls.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning, until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  3. Discard any oil from the pan. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, basil, and oregano to the pan. Stir, and bring to a simmer. Gently place the meatballs in the sauce, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through. Turn the meatballs about halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Place slices of mozzarella on the meatballs and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until melted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 468
Calories from fat 284
Calories from saturated fat 116
Total Fat 32 g
Saturated Fat 12.9 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.7 g
Cholesterol 131 mg
Sodium 1047 mg
Potassium 806 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.2 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 36 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Milk Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 1.2

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