• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    Seriously, these meatballs are such a revelation, especially the beautiful bright combination of tomatoes, lemon, and chickpeas.

    Ingredients

    • MEATBALL INGREDIENTS
    • 4 pita or slices of white bread, crusts removed
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
    • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
    • ¾ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • extra-virgin olive oil, for frying
    • SAUCE INGREDIENTS
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 small yellow onions, finely chopped
    • 3 red bell peppers, finely chopped
    • kosher salt, to taste
    • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 5 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper
    • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes (I love San Marzanos)
    • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • leaves from 2 bunches of cilantro, chopped
    • 1 lemon ,thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 211 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 14.88%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.41%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 34 mg 11.25%
    • Sodium: 586 mg 24.41%
    • Calcium: 96 mg 9.63%
    • Potassium: 375 mg 10.71%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.84%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.82%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 17 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 26.23%
    • Vitamin C 24.67%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * 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 - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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