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Rating: 4.1/5 (23 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Californian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 394
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 8g
Unsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 139mg
Sodium 1178mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A  26%Vitamin C  134%
Calcium  8%Iron  14%
Potassium  14%Vitamin E  8%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

California Country Meatballs & Peppers

Date Added: July 23, 2009
This recipe has a lot of prep time but is well worth it in the end.It is very colorful and comes in handy when planning a dinner party.


3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Red Bell Pepper large Seeded and cut into thin Strips
1 Green Bell Pepper large cored Seeded and cut into thin Strips
1 Yellow Bell Pepper large cored Seeded and cut into thin Strips
1 Onion large cut into wedges
1/3 lb Ground Beef
1/3 lb Ground Pork
1/3 lb Ground Veal
1 Egg
1/4 cup Dry Bread Crumbs Fine
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
1 teaspoon Fennel Seed crushed
1 1/4 teaspoons Salt
1/4 teaspoon Lemon Black Pepper
1/2 cup Olives Pitted black halved
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1. In 12" skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tbsp.

2. olive oil; add red, green and yellow peppers and onion; cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.

3. Meanwhile,in large bowl, combine Butcher's Blend,egg,bread crumbs,parsley,fennel seeds,1/4 tsp.

4. salt and black pepper; using hands or wooden spoon,blend well.

5. Shape mixture into 1 1/4" balls. Using slotted spoon,remove vegetables from skillet to bowl; keep warm.

6. To skillet,add remaining 2 tbsp.oil;heat over medium-high heat.

7. Add meatballs;cook about 15 minutes,turning frequently until well browned on all sides and cooked through.

8. Return peppers to skillet, along with olives and remaining 1/2 tsp.

9. salt. Cook about 1 minute longer,stirring until well mixed and heated through.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 26% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 134% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Lemon, Egg, Bell Pepper, Pork, Beef, Onion, Olive Oil allergies.
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