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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

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This recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs, by , is from THE SMITH FAMILY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Edward Holton
Added: Sunday, November 30, 2008


1/4 c vegetable oil
1 onion - medium chopped
1 - 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1- 6 oz can tomato paste (garlic)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
Garlic powder (double shake)
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lb mild Italian sausage links
1 jar Prego (Extra large/original)
2 lbs ground beef'
3/4 c bread crumbs (Progresso Italian style)
1 egg (extra large)
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp onion powder

A. Combine ingredients for the meatballs and shape into balls (I like the small size about the size of a walnut). Load them single layer onto a cookie sheet and cook at 350 until soft done (about 10-12 minutes).
B. Cut the sausage into inch lengths. Combine with oil and onions in fry pan and cook fully on medium heat (I often add a dash of water to help mix the flavors).
C. In a large sauce pan combine Prego sauce, crushed tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, paste and garlic powder. Bring to a simmer. Add cooked meatballs and contents of sausage fry pan (including juices). Simmer 30 minutes while stirring frequently.
D. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Serve with sauce and meatballs.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe never made exactly the same way twice. It is always "A season to taste." The Prego sauce may be considered cheating by some, but the other added ingredients makes Mama Prego green with envy!




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