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Spaghetti With Meatballs Recipe

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Dina Velocci
Added: Thursday, June 12, 2008


1 lb of pasta
1 can of Italian plum tomatoes with basil (cento brand "San marzanno" tomatoes)
virgin olive oil
black ground pepper
red pepper crushed
fresh basil
fresh garlic
fresh Italian parsley
1lb of ground pork
1lb of ground beef
Parmigianino reggiano grated cheese
progresso Italian bread crumbs
1 egg

For the meatballs...

In a large bowl mix:
ground pork
ground beef
1 egg
1 cup of progesso bread crumbs
1/2 cup of Parmigianino reggiano grated cheese
finely chopped Italian parsley aprox 1/8 a cup
Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)

Mix all together...you can add more breadcrumbs if mixture is not binding well
Careful with salt because the grated cheese is salty
make meatballs size you like.. usually a size of tennis ball

Once meatballs are made

need a large sauce pan
put about 1/4 cup of virgin olive oil medium heat
when oil is ready place meatballs in pot and brown on all sides.
While they are browning~
crush a couple of garlic cloves (more flavor if crush not slice)
open can of tomatoes place in blender with a few leaves of basil and puree
When meatballs are brown toss in garlic, puree tomatoes, red pepper to taste, salt to taste.
cook on low heat for two hours.

When two hours are up..
cook pasta per box directions, drain

pull meatballs out of sauce place on a plate.
put drain pasta in a big pasta bowl pour sauce over pasta, mix and serve

have grated cheese on hand... bon appetito

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30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is hard to give exact measurements...it is a handed down from my great grandmother..so play with the taste..more garlic, pepper, salt or basil, less parsley...really depends which flavors you prefer ...really hard to mess up..

Suggestions on pasta::my favorite is ciprianni brand..homemade pasta( fresh market) or next choice Barilla(Kroger, publix)
On the grated cheese...unfortunately the more you pay the better the taste and flavor..Boarshead brand is a good strike in the middle for taste and price
On the tomatoes...if you can get a can of San marzzano tomatoes you are perfect for flavor...usually in the small Italian section of the grocery store...if you can find the cento brand...my favorite..otherwise Italian plum tomatoes with basil
always fresh herbs...the best for flavor.




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