Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

A go-to recipe for party planning. You can mix, bake and simmer these in under an hour.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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