ONLINE EXTRA: Danny DeVito’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
By: Herald Wire Report,
Danny DeVito’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
2 slices whole wheat bread
½ pound lean ground sirloin
2 medium garlic cloves, crushed
8 fresh sage leaves, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried sage)
½ cup frozen chopped onion
2 tablespoons raisins
1 large egg
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ cup pasta sauce
4 ounces spaghetti
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, pour 1 cup water over bread and set aside. Place sirloin, garlic, sage, onion, raisins and egg in a bowl or food processor. Squeeze the bread dry and add it to the meat mixture; pulse or stir just to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form into 4 balls.
Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet. Brown the meatballs on all sides, about 5 minutes. Mix pasta sauce with ¾ cup water and add to pan. Simmer 10 minutes, carefully turning the meatballs once.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in boiling water according to package instructions. Drain and divide be-tween 2 plates. Top with meatballs and sauce.
Yield: Serves 2.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 638 calories, 27 percent of calories from fat, 19.2 grams fat (4.4 g saturated), 175 milligrams cholesterol, 39.4 grams protein, 76.2 grams carbohydrates, 6.5 grams fiber, 638 milligrams sodium.