Veal Meatballs Italian Style

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Veal Meatballs Italian Style are just one of those recipes you'll want to make on a weekly basis. Pair them with your favorite pasta, sandwich them between your favorite hero and slather with mozzarella, or just go to town and eat a big ol' bowl of them alone in all their glory! 


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Prep Time:
25 minutes

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Cook Time:
20-25 minutes

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Total Time:
45-50 minutes

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Serves:
4


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground veal

  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • grated Parmesan cheese

Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 1 can (14-1/2 to 16 ounces) whole tomatoes, undrained

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Prepare sauce. In 2-1/2 quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, breaking up with spoon; stir in tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Combine ground veal, bread crumbs, egg, onion, parsley, salt, garlic and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. (Mixture will be moist.) Shape into 12 meatballs; arrange in greased 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in 350°F oven 20 minutes or until centers are no longer pink, turning once.

  3. Stir 1 tablespoon cheese into sauce. Arrange 3 meatballs on each of 4 individual plates; top with equal amounts of sauce. Sprinkle with cheese, as desired.


Chef’s Tip: *Prepared spaghetti sauce may be substituted for sauce.


 

RECIPE VIDEO

 
 
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Nutritional Information Per Serving

386

Calories

37 g

Protein

13 g

Fat

1022 mg

Sodium

29 g

Carbohydrates


208 mg cholesterol; 4 mg iron.


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