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Meatballs Spaghetti Sauce
Total Calories per Serving:   289  
Fat Calories per Serving:   88
Percent Fat Calories per Serving:   30.45%

Portion -  5 small meatballs
Serves five


12 oz lean (90% lean or more) ground beef

20 oz jar of spaghetti sauce + ¼ cup of water (calories should not exceed 40 total, and 15 fat calories per nutrition label, per serving)

2 tbl of spaghetti sauce (add to meatball mix)

1/2 yellow or red onion, sliced into thin wedges (for sauce)

4 thin slices of yellow or red onions, finely chopped (for meatballs)

1 thin slice of green pepper, finely chopped (optional)

2 slices of toasted light whole wheat bread (40 calories per slice), crumbled into bread crumbs

1 large egg

1 tsp of dried parseley

1 tsp dried basil leaves

1 tsp dried oregano

2 tsps of garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste (Salt is optional. Add in sodium mg to total)


In a medium bowl mix ground beef, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, parseley, garlic powder salt and pepper, egg, optional green peppers and finely chopped onions. Mix well and form small bite-size meatballs (should yield about 25 meatballs).

Preheat a medium non stick skillet (8 to 10 inches) over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add the meatballs. Once the meatballs begin to brown add the onion wedges. Continue to brown each side of the meatballs.

Once the meatballs are completely browned, add Spaghetti sauce and water. Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with the pasta of your choice. Add in additional calories.

Nutrition Data
Serving Size 5 small meatballs 
Total Calories 289 
    Calories from Fat 88 
% Daily Value
Total Fat Grams 10  15.38% 
    Saturated Fat Grams 0.5  
    Trans Fat Grams 0  
    Polyunsaturated Fat Grams 0  
    Monounsaturated Fat Grams 0  
Cholesterol MG 125  
Sodium MG 1122.5  
Total Carbs 19  6.33% 
    Fiber Grams 3.25  
    Sugar Grams 9  
    Protein Grams 29.25  


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