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Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce

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8 servings

Meatballs get their spicy on in this quick-to-make weeknight dish, thanks to a flavorful tomato sauce made with chipotle peppers.

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  • Blend first 4 ingredients in blender until smooth; pour into large saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • Meanwhile, mix all remaining ingredients except rice just until blended; shape into 24 meatballs, using about 1/4 cup for each.
  • Drop meatballs gently into boiling tomato sauce; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done (165°F). Serve with rice.

Special Equipment Needed


Use a small ice cream scoop with a release mechanism to easily shape meat mixture into balls. The scoops lets you shape the meatballs without using your hands so there's less chance of spreading bacteria from the raw meat around your kitchen.


Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and long-grain brown rice.

Purchasing Ground Beef

When purchasing ground beef, always check the label to ensure that the meat has been ground on the day of purchase. If you can't use the meat immediately, wrap it tightly and freeze until ready to use. For best quality, use within 2 months.


  • 8 servings

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Nutrition Bonus

This tasty meal can be part of a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 400
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 520mg
Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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