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Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tammy Giesick

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
SAUCE
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 cups chopped onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (12 ounces each) tomato paste
3 cups water
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
MEATBALLS:
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups soft bread cubes (cut into 1/4-inch pieces)
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 pounds spaghetti, cooked

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions; saute until softened. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato paste; cook 3-5 minutes. Add next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 50 minutes.
2. Combine the first seven meatball ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
3. In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add meatballs; brown in batches until no longer pink. Drain. Add to sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti. Yield: 16 servings.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Instead of frying, you can bake the meatballs at 400 on a rack over a rimmed baking sheet until golden brown. It will take about 20 minutes or so.

 

 

 

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