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Bobby Flay's Meatball & Sauce

 
One serving costs about $4.94 One serving costs about $4.94

$4.94 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Bobby Flay's Meatball & Sauce requires about around 45 minutes from start to finish. One portion of this dish contains about 42g of protein, 45g of fat, and a total of 679 calories. For $4.94 per serving, this recipe covers 44% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. If you have bread crumbs, basil leaves, olive oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works well as a main course. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 77%, this dish is pretty good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Sauce, Bobby Flay's Buffalo Wing Sauce, and Garlic Steak With Horseradish Sauce by Bobby Flay.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 balls
1 balls meatballs
meatballs
0.5 lb
0.5 lb ground beef
ground beef
0.5 lb
0.5 lb ground pork
ground pork
0.5 lb
0.5 lb ground veal
ground veal
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
4 cloves
4 cloves garlic
garlic
0.25 cups
0.25 cups dry bread crumbs
dry bread crumbs
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parsley
parsley
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 cup
1 cup olive oil
olive oil
some
some bbq sauce
bbq sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 large
1 large spanish onion
spanish onion
4 cloves
4 cloves garlic
garlic
56 oz
56 oz canned pureed plum tomatoes
canned pureed plum tomatoes
1
1  bay leaf
bay leaf
1 small bunch
1 small bunch parsley
parsley
1 pinch
1 pinch red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
6
6  basil leaves
basil leaves
1 balls meatballs
1 balls
meatballs
0.5 lb ground beef
0.5 lb
ground beef
0.5 lb ground pork
0.5 lb
ground pork
0.5 lb ground veal
0.5 lb
ground veal
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic
4 cloves
garlic
0.25 cups dry bread crumbs
0.25 cups
dry bread crumbs
0.25 cups parsley
0.25 cups
parsley
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 cup olive oil
1 cup
olive oil
some bbq sauce
some
bbq sauce
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1 large spanish onion
1 large
spanish onion
4 cloves garlic
4 cloves
garlic
56 oz canned pureed plum tomatoes
56 oz
canned pureed plum tomatoes
1  bay leaf
1
bay leaf
1 small bunch parsley
1 small bunch
parsley
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 pinch
red pepper flakes
6  basil leaves
6
basil leaves

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Meatballs Combine all ingredients, (except the oil), in a large bowl until well-combined. Heat the oil in a large sautee pan over medium heat and add the meatballs. Let them fry, cooking on each side until lightly browned, but not cooked all the way through. About 10-15 minutes. Add the meatballs to tomato sauce and let them simmer on medium low heat for about 45 minutes. Homemade Sauce In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic until theyre softened- about 15 minutes. Add the pureed tomatoes and juice, the bay leaf, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 40 minutes (with the meatballs in there!) Remove the bay leaf and parsley prior to serving, and mix in the basil. Serve, and enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.94
Ingredient
1 ball meatballs
½ pounds ground beef
½ pounds ground pork
½ pounds ground veal
2 larges eggs
¼ cups parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic
¼ cups dry bread crumbs
¼ cups parsley
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large spanish onion
4 cloves garlic
56 ounces canned pureed plum tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 small bunch parsley
6 basil leaves
Price
$0.01
$1.76
$1.51
$2.51
$0.62
$0.53
$0.27
$0.11
$0.59
$2.57
$0.33
$0.33
$0.27
$5.96
$0.02
$2.26
$0.09
$19.74

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

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Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
679 Calories
41g Protein
45g Total Fat
27g Carbs
50% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
679
34%

Fat
45g
70%

  Saturated Fat
14g
89%

Carbohydrates
27g
9%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
237mg
79%

Sodium
390mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
41g
84%

Vitamin K
338µg
322%

Vitamin A
5070IU
101%

Vitamin C
83mg
101%

Vitamin B3
12mg
61%

Vitamin B6
1mg
58%

Selenium
39µg
57%

Phosphorus
541mg
54%

Vitamin B1
0.76mg
51%

Potassium
1675mg
48%

Zinc
7mg
47%

Vitamin B12
2µg
45%

Vitamin B2
0.66mg
39%

Manganese
0.74mg
37%

Folate
129µg
32%

Vitamin E
4mg
32%

Iron
5mg
30%

Fiber
6g
26%

Magnesium
101mg
25%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Copper
0.46mg
23%

Calcium
214mg
21%

Vitamin D
0.65µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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