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Spicy Meatball Foil Packs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6

If you like spicy meatballs, you’ll love smoky, grilled arrabbiata meatballs! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
4
cloves garlic
1
teaspoon red pepper flakes
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
12
(1/2-inch) bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella cheese balls) (1 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 2 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil.
  • 2
    Place tomatoes, garlic and red pepper flakes in blender. Cover and blend until smooth; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, salt and egg. Shape mixture into 12 (2-inch) balls. Press 1 cheese ball into center of each meatball, sealing it inside.
  • 4
    Divide meatballs evenly between sheets of foil. Pull up all 4 sides of each sheet of foil. Pour sauce over meatballs. Wrap foil securely around mixture. Pierce top of foil once or twice with fork to vent steam. Place packs on grill seam sides up over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center. Remove packs from grill. Carefully fold back foil. Sprinkle with basil.
  • 5
    Serve meatballs and sauce over cooked spaghetti with Parmesan cheese, or serve as an appetizer.

Expert Tips

  • Can’t take the heat? Reduce the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Grilling burgers, dogs and brats, too? These meatballs hold well, unopened in their foil packs, in a 200°F oven for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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