Unless you have high blood pressure, this is about 1/2 tsp sale which a healthy person can handle. Can also use Pink Himalayan salt that won't affect your blood pressure and is a much healthier salt.
Why do you people whine about these recipes being fattening, high sodium, etc. Don't come to this site if these recipes don't fit your dietary needs. Go to one that does!!!!!!
This is a great recipe! If you think it is high sodium now try using bacon spam in your meatballs.: ) I just don't eat a huge portion. I should eat low sodium but I cut back elswhere when there is something this good. Make your own marinara sauce and this will cut out some of the sodium that is present in canned and bottled foods. Personally, I would cook the bacon first even though they are cooked a good amount of time, I just think it would cut out some fat and it would not affect the flavor that much. If you decide to use bacon spam, I just dice it and mix it in because it is already cooked.
I have eaten raw pieces of bacon right out of the package since I have been a youngster....no problems , no worries ....mmm good
Like seabelis, I used whole-wheat spaghetti and found these to be delicious. I'd never thought about putting the vegetables in the food processor before, go figure! The next time I make them, I might use Italian Breadcrumbs, but other than that, I'd keep the recipe the way it is.
Comfort food. Only modification, if you can call it that, was whole-wheat spaghetti.
While this looks delicious, the sodium count is outrageous! I'm not trying to kill my family.
I made much smaller meat balls and I did not broil them as we do not like hard meat balls. I cooked them in the sauce for 1/2 hr and let them sit in the sauce another 20 minutes. It makes for a much softer meatballs.
Does anyone know if the bacon should be raw or cooked?
I'm with mamanelda - is the bacon cooked before being added to the meat mixture?
I will definitely try this one. Spaghetti is a staple in my budget centered home.
Bacon: cooked or uncooked?
easy and delicious. i added an extra strip of bacon but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. loved these meatballs.
FYI: there is a mistake in the recipe. "1 egg" is missing from the ingredients list. I made these meatballs and we loved them. I baked them instead of broiling. 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. I love the smokiness the bacon gives to the meatballs. Check out my blog to see how mine turned out: http://www.edesiasnotebook.com/2011/11/spaghetti-with-bacon-meatballs.html
We tried this recipe last night. It's a keeper! The best tasting meatballs I've ever made, with the smoky bacon flavour, although I did cook them for a little longer than suggested. I always worry about not fully cooking ground beef. After the broiling, I turned off the broiler and let them sit in the oven until I was ready for them (about 5-10 minutes)