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100 Little Meatballs

I will have to say since I started Weight Watchers and the whole family has joined in on it I enjoy cooking again. For such a long time I have been a short order cook with all of the allergies and diets ,either by special needs or loosing weight, that cooking was a useless task that i’d rather not waste my time on. With all of us on the same plan and all of us needing healthy options it has been wonderful to be back in the kitchen. Hubby has been taking leftovers to work since he does not usually eat dinner with us ,and the kids have really picked up on the trying new things. Yin has discovered though she hates noodles she loves rice. What an amazing break through for dinner options. Yang is excited to be having wheat again and all is good in the world LOL! ( praying we get to keep it!)

Tonight though I thought Yin was going to loose it. SHe hates meatballs! Use to love them but had someone else’s that where different than mine and that was it no more meatballs ever! Now Yin and I are a lot alike. I do not eat meatloaf or meatballs due to texture. But, I found a way to make them not so mushy. I don’t use crackers, breadcrumbs, soaked bread or oatmeal. I literally make meatballs. So I promised her tonight that if she tried them, she would love them, and they passed. So I thought I would share with you the recipe .We served it over rice, it could make a great sub or serve over noodles as well.

If you are doing WW I will have it on the site so you can play with points. It averages out 1 point per meatball. But, if you play with the recipe serving calculator on the site 8 meatballs is only 6 points so something changes. Also WW does not allow you to do 100 so serving is 99. Also read through the instructions the web site would not let me change the order and being lazy I left a few things at the end that might belong in the beginning :). Hope you enjoy~

100 little meatballs in sundried tomato sauce

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Serves: 99

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  1 large uncooked, onion(s), minced
2 pound(s) uncooked 80% lean ground beef
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp dried oregano
3 Tbsp dried basil
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup(s) white wine
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s)
  32 oz canned tomato sauce
1/2 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread, Natural, Soy Free
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
  2 tbsp Regal Sundried Tomato, minced, chopped really fine
1/2 cup Pacific Organic Broth, Soup Starters, Beef Pho
1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl mix together the flour, oregano, basil, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, thyme,
  • salt and pepper set aside.
  • In a large bowl have the ground beef already broken up and sprinkle the spices while
  • turning the meat  with one hand mixing them toghether.
  • In the same bowl you did the spices, place the egg replacer and 2 tbs of water whisk set
  • aside to let set.
  • In a large hot nonstick skillet, add the olive oil and butter , melt then add the minced
  • onion and minced garlic. cook until onion is translucent and all has a golden brown
  • look. add the onion garlic mixture with the egg replacer  to the meat and mix with hands
  • or potato masher until all is well combined.
  • Roll out 100 little 1/2 inch meatballs. In the skillet to cook the onions place the meatballs
  • and cook until done. golden brown on two sides. ( be careful they do like to fall apart .
  • You need to be patient and get them really golden brown) Drain off all fat. Replace
  • meatballs into skillet add the wine, beefstock, tomato sauce , sundried tomates and
  • sprinkel with seasoning salt. Let simmer on low until noodles or rice are done.
  • The points would not allow 100 for meatballs but cout your meatballs for how
  • many points you want your plate to be. The serving calculator helped
  • a lot 8 meatballs is 6 points.


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