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Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs Italiano Recipe

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This recipe for Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs Italiano, by , is from The Dillard Family and Friends Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Richard Fiumara
Added: Thursday, October 30, 2008



12 slices white bread
finely chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup grated Romano cheese
3 eggs
salt & pepper to taste
6 pounds chopped sirloin -or- ground round
2 packages mild Italian sausages*

Frying oil:

vegetable oil
black pepper
garlic powder

Spaghetti Sauce:

reserved oil
chopped onion
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 bay leaves
6 large cans tomato paste
4 large cans diced tomatoes
6 tablespoons sugar -or- to taste
1 tablespoon salt

Meatballs: Soak bread in warm water, squeeze excess water out. Mix bread and meat with hand until all traces of bread is gone. Add rest of the ingredients, except eggs. Mix well. Beat eggs and make a well in center of meat mixture, add eggs to the well. Mix well and form meatballs into about 2" diameter balls, makes about 48 meatballs. Fill frying pan to about " deep oil with oil. Add the black pepper and garlic powder. Fry meatballs until well done and crusty. Slice the Italian sausages and fry in oil until done, set aside. Strain the oil and reserve it for making the sauce.

Spaghetti Sauce: Pour about " of the reserved oil into a large pot. Add pepper, onion, basil, bay leaves and garlic to oil and saute until soft (do not brown). Add tomato paste and "fry" tomato paste. Fill each empty tomato paste can, full of water, and add to sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the diced tomato, juice and all. Fill each empty tomato can full of water and add to sauce. Add sugar, salt and simmer for about 6 hours. Stir often so sauce does not stick to bottom of pan and burn. Add meat and simmer for 1-2 hours more. The sauce is thick, so you may have to add more water after it has finished simmering.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
*Recommend Harris Teeter brand.




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