Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
medium green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
egg

Sauce

1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen® fire roasted tomato pasta sauce
3/4
cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar or wine vinegar
Chopped fresh chives, if desired

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients. Shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients exept chives to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Stir in meatballs; cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until sauce is hot. Sprinkle with chives. Serve in chafing dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients. Shape into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In 3-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients exept chives to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Stir in meatballs; cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until sauce is hot. Sprinkle with chives. Serve in chafing dish or slow cooker on low heat setting.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

One can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® fire roasted diced tomatoes can be used instead of the water in the sauce.

Instead of toothpicks, try spearing these meatballs with pretzel sticks.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.