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Italian Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Our organic quinoa and brown rice blend is the secret ingredient that makes these turkey meatballs so incredibly mouthwatering. When you cover them with a tomato sauce that tastes like the kind mama made, you have a dinner that’s totally delizioso.

30m
Prep Time
1h 15m
Total Time
4
Servings
INGREDIENTS
Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground cayenne pepper


Meatballs
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 1 package SEEDS OF CHANGE®
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
DIRECTIONS

Sauce directions

  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; heat to boiling.

  4. Simmer covered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Uncover; crush tomatoes with potato masher or large spoon.

  6. Simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer until thickened.

  7. Meanwhile, line broiler pan with foil; spray broiler rack with cooking spray.

Meatball directions

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl.

  2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place meatballs on broiler rack.

  3. Turn oven to broil. Broil meatballs 4 to 5 inches from heat 7 to 9 minutes, turning once, until browned and internal temperature reaches 160°F. Stir meatballs into sauce.

  4. Tip: Jarred pasta sauce can be substituted for the homemade sauce described here.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories
380
Total Fat
16g / 25%
Saturated Fat
5g / 25%
Trans Fat
0
Sodium
1220mg / 51%
Carbohydrates
38g / 13%
Dietary Fiber
7g / 28%
Sugars
11g
Protein
21g