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    Any type of ground meat will work with this recipe, but a blend of pork and beef will yield the best results. Serve the meatballs over your favorite pasta and freeze any leftovers in the sauce; they can be reheated for meatball sandwiches. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup milk
    • 2 slices best-quality bread, crusts removed
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tablespoons minced onion
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for serving
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (use 1 teaspoon if Parmesan is substituted for the Romano)
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Two 28-ounce cans best-quality whole tomatoes, pulsed with juices in a blender
    • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3548 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 269 g 414.09%
    • Saturated Fat: 103 g 514.7%
    • Trans Fat: 7 g %
    • Cholesterol: 693 mg 230.94%
    • Sodium: 4882 mg 203.4%
    • Calcium: 1593 mg 159.31%
    • Potassium: 2824 mg 80.68%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 20 mg 108.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 76 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 37.88%
    • Sugar: 31 g
    • Protein: 200 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 14 g
    • Vitamin A 82.5%
    • Vitamin C 232.9%
    • Vitamin D 13.67%
    • * 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 - Fat43
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables9
    • Exchange - Lean Meat26
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total3 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy4 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total24 oz-eq

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