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Recipe: classic spaghetti and meatballs

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classic spaghetti and meatballs

This classic meatball recipe will never let you down! Make this a family favorite dinner staple in your house.


  • 1 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (26 to 30 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounced uncooked spaghetti, cooked
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine meatball ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on aluminum foil-lined rack on broiler pan. Bake in 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground

  2. Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
    Combine meatballs and spaghetti sauce in large saucepan; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve over spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition information per serving: 522 Calories; 121.5 Calories from fat; 13.5g Total Fat (4.3 g Saturated Fat; 0.2 g Trans Fat; 2.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 4.5 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 135 mg Cholesterol; 1282 mg Sodium; 61 g Total Carbohydrate; 5.7 g Dietary Fiber; 38 g Protein; 5.5 mg Iron; 1169 mg Potassium; 15.2 mg Niacin; 0.9 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.8 mg Zinc; 65.2 mcg Selenium; 159 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Potassium, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline.