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Nutrition Facts

Calories 368
  Calories from Fat 103 (28%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(44%)Cholesterol 132mg
(45%)Sodium 1090mg
(22%)Potassium 775mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(64%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Baked Italian Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef (90% to 95% lean)

  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 jar (14-1/2 ounces) pasta sauce, heated

  • hot cooked pasta or crusty Italian rolls (optional)


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 12 two-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 17 to 19 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color.
  • Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.

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