Recipe by Contadina®
"Served on hot cooked pasta with Parmesan cheese, homemade baked meatballs in a rich tomato sauce make a delicious family-favorite dinner."
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1 (6 ounce) can
CONTADINA® Tomato Paste, divided
dried basil, divided
dried oregano, divided
1 1/2 cups
fresh bread crumbs*
grated Parmesan cheese
golden raisins, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 pounds
lean ground beef or ground turkey, 93% lean (not turkey breast)
2 (14.5 ounce) cans
CONTADINA® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
I like my sauce thicker and less "chunky" but overall was easy to prepare and my kids liked the meatballs. I left out the raisins - it seemed like an odd addition to me but what do I know? I think we'll probably make again but add in tomato paste instead of one of the cans of diced tomatoes and go heavier on the spices (again, personal preference - I like a more flavorful sauce. This recipe is more likely to appeal to more people though).
So far so amazing! I only omitted the raisins and it turned out great. I made my BALLS larger than recommended (no pun intended lol) and used my own sauce and it turned out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 215
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