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Aunt Lucille's Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

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2 pounds of hamburger
fistful of parsley
12 - 14 saltine crackers
1/2 cup milk
1 medium onion, finely chopped
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
2 bay leaves
1/2 lemon rind
2 eggs
garlic powder or a garlic clove

1 tsp salt
1 garlic clove
fistful parsley
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp basil
2 cups tomato puree
1 can Chef Boyardee Sauce with mushrooms
1 can water
2 TB brown sugar

Preheat oven to 450

In a large bowl, Soak saltines in milk then add all the meatball ingredients & mix well.

Let mixture stand for 1 hour in refrigerator, then form into small balls.

Place meatballs into a greased ovenproof pan & bake for 15 minutes.

Take out of oven & drain off excess fat.

Mix all sauce ingredients together in a large pot. Simmer for a couple hours with the cooked meatballs inside.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I remember this as our "childhood" spaghetti




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