Classic Beef Meatballs

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  • Summary

    Ricotta cheese helps to make these meatballs moist and delicious in this popular recipe from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow's "The Meatball Shop Cookbook."

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 pounds 80 percent lean ground beef
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
    • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
    • 4 cups Classic Tomato Sauce

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1088 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 49 g 74.83%
    • Saturated Fat: 19 g 94.3%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 303 mg 101.08%
    • Sodium: 4832 mg 201.32%
    • Calcium: 384 mg 38.44%
    • Potassium: 1640 mg 46.87%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 14 mg 80.39%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 51 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 35.38%
    • Sugar: 20 g
    • Protein: 120 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 68.6%
    • Vitamin C 74.36%
    • Vitamin D 3.1%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat16
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total12 oz-eq

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