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Italian Spaghetti and Meat Balls Recipe

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This recipe for Italian Spaghetti and Meat Balls, by , is from Eating Under a Tree, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Uncle Roy
Added: Wednesday, January 21, 2009


2 medium onions
1 cloves fresh garlic, chopped real fine
1/2 cup lard (not veg. oil)
1/2 gallon peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand
1/2 gallon tomato puree (not tomato sauce)
1/3 tsp rosemary leaves
1 tsp sweet basil
1 T fennell seeds
3 T sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated Italian cheese

Meat Balls
2 lbs hamburger, 80%
1 small onion, chopped very fine
2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped very fine
3 eggs
salt & pepper
1/2 bell pepper, chopped fine
1 T flour

Mix onions, garlic and simmer in lard. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 2 1/2 hours. Thicken with cornstarch if needed

Mix meatball ingredients together and form into golf ball size. Have deep fat ready on medium/high heat and cook meatballs for 15 to 20 minutes.

Add to spaghetti sauce before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Uncle Roy was famous for this spaghetti sauce and according to him, there was none better. It is reproduced here exactly as it was written down by him.




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