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Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Oostenink
Added: Monday, February 21, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. ground sirloin (or lean hamburger)

1 46-oz. can Campbell's Tomato Juice

1 12-oz. can Contadina Tomato Paste

4 cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)

1 medium yellow onion (peeled and left whole)

1 tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/4 tsp. hot red pepper flakes

1/4 cup dried parsley flakes

salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
In a three quart sauce pan or small dutch oven sized pan add tomato juice, tomato paste (mix this till it is incorporated into the juice), whole onion, garlic, Italian Seasoning, hot red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste and dried parsley flakes. Mix this and turn on medium. In a large skillet take the burger and form into balls (makes around twenty) and fry them until they hang together and are browned. Drain off fat and add these to the spaghetti sauce. Bring this to a boil and then turn down so it just barely bubbles. Put a lid on this half cocked. Stir this every fifteen or twenty minutes for three hours or until the whole onion is translucent. Cook your favorite pasta, fish out the meatballs and onion and serve on the side. We prefer rigatoni or large shells instead of long spaghetti.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Approx. 6 to 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mrs. Pope lived next door to my mother while she was growing up. She was from the old country and taught my mother how to make this. It is a good "add too" sauce..meaning if you wish to add cheese or seafood or cooked sausage, feel free to do so. The sauce flavors the meatballs and Nelson and I always fight over the cooked onion! I have used this as pizza sauce and it is delicious. It freezes well so is a good "make ahead".

 

 

 

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