Pork Balls In Tomato Orange Sauce Recipe


Health IndexHealthyCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient


 Yellow onion1 Medium, chopped
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Low sodium chicken broth1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lean ground pork1⁄2 Pound
 Lean ground veal1⁄4 Pound
 Golden raisins2 Tablespoon
 Egg1 Large, beaten
 Grated parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon
 Dry bread crumbs1 Tablespoon
 Minced parsley1 Tablespoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Dried sage1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Canned low sodium tomatoes1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (With Their Juice)
 Cinnamon stick1
 Orange peel strips3 , each about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide
 Orange juice2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1259 Calories from Fat 523

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.9%

Saturated Fat 24.5 g122.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 478.3 mg

Sodium 1243.7 mg51.8%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.4%

Dietary Fiber 14.9 g59.6%

Sugars 28.8 g

Protein 98 g196.4%

Vitamin A 40.7% Vitamin C 202.3%

Calcium 61.5% Iron 35.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a small heavy saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in 1/3 cup of the chicken broth, covered, over moderately low heat until soft about 7 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let cool.
Using your hands, thoroughly mix the pork, veal, raisins, egg, cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, pepper, sage, salt, and nutmeg with the onion mixture in a medium size bowl.
Shape into 20 balls 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
In a heavy 12 inch skillet over moderate heat, brown the pork balls lightly on all sides about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining chicken broth and the tomatoes, cinnamon stick, orange peel, and orange juice.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pork balls are cooked through.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pork balls to a heated platter and keep warm.
Raise the heat to high and boil the sauce, uncovered, until it has thickened slightly about 5 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel and pour the sauce over the pork balls.