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Italian Style Meatballs

 
Italian Style Meatballs
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One serving costs about $1.89

$1.89 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

The recipe Italian Style Meatballs could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in roughly 45 minutes. For $1.89 per serving, you get a main course that serves 3. One serving contains 635 calories, 36g of protein, and 47g of fat. If you have bread crumbs, parmigiano-reggiano, sausage, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a ketogenic diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is solid. Try Italian-Style Meatballs, Italian-Style Baked Meatballs, and Italian Style Turkey Meatballs for similar recipes.

Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are my top picks for Italian. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Badian a Coltibuono Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico. It has 4.1 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 17 dollars.

Badia a Coltibuono Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico

Luminous ruby color. Forest berries, spices, leather, moist earth and dried plum, layered in the aroma. Soft, round taste, well-balanced acidity and clean and persistent aftertaste. Very pleasing, and ready to drink.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups plain bread crumbs
plain bread crumbs
2
2  eggs
eggs
2 tsps
2 tsps fresh flat leaf parsley
fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic
garlic
0.5 lb
0.5 lb ground beef
ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
fresh ground pepper
0.5 lb
0.5 lb italian sausage
italian sausage
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmigiano reggiano
parmigiano reggiano
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 cups plain bread crumbs
0.5 cups
plain bread crumbs
2  eggs
2
eggs
2 tsps fresh flat leaf parsley
2 tsps
fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp
garlic
0.5 lb ground beef
0.5 lb
ground beef
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper
0.5 lb italian sausage
0.5 lb
italian sausage
0.5 cups parmigiano reggiano
0.5 cups
parmigiano reggiano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.88
Ingredient
½ cups plain bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 teaspoon garlic
½ pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ pounds italian sausage
½ cups parmigiano reggiano
Price
$0.21
$0.48
$0.06
$1.76
$0.06
$2.02
$1.05
$5.65

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

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

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Green Tips

  • 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!

  • 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.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
635 Calories
35g Protein
46g Total Fat
14g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
635
32%

Fat
46g
72%

  Saturated Fat
18g
114%

Carbohydrates
14g
5%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
231mg
77%

Sodium
1819mg
79%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
35g
72%

Selenium
47µg
68%

Vitamin B12
2µg
47%

Vitamin B1
0.66mg
44%

Phosphorus
432mg
43%

Zinc
5mg
38%

Vitamin B3
6mg
35%

Vitamin B2
0.5mg
30%

Vitamin B6
0.57mg
29%

Calcium
279mg
28%

Iron
3mg
22%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Potassium
499mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Folate
45µg
11%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Vitamin A
297IU
6%

Vitamin D
0.75µg
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.68mg
5%

Fiber
1g
4%

Vitamin C
1mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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