Meatballs in Saffron-Almond Sauce

Meatballs in Saffron-Almond Sauce

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 3

    (1-ounce) slices whole-grain bread divided

  • ½

    pound ground round

  • ½

    pound ground turkey

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped onion

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1

    garlic clove minced

  • 1

    large egg lightly beaten

  • Cooking spray

  • ¼

    cup blanched almonds toasted

  • ½

    cup dry white wine

  • ½

    teaspoon saffron threads crushed

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2

    garlic cloves

  • 1

    (14¼-ounce) can no-salt-added beef broth

  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º. Place 2 bread slices in a food processor; process 30 seconds or until crumbs are fine. Combine the breadcrumbs, beef, and next 8 ingredients (beef through egg) in a bowl. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º for 17 minutes or until browned. Combine 1 bread slice, almonds, and next 6 ingredients (almonds through garlic) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into a skillet; add broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serving Size: 3 meatballs and 2 tablespoons sauce


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