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Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Serve these meatballs in their well seasoned homemade tomato sauce over hot cooked spaghetti.


  • Meatballs:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 slices bread, crumbled
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large can (28 to 36 ounces total) crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 16 ounces thin spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese


Recipe for spaghetti and meatballs
Make meatballs. In a medium bowl, beat eggs lightly; add milk and bread and let stand for about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix gently until well blended. Shape into about 24 meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place meatballs in a generously greased large shallow baking pan. Bake meatballs at 450° for 25 minutes.

In a Dutch oven, in hot oil over medium heat, sauté onion until tender and just begins to turn golden. Add remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, if necessary. Add meatballs; cover and simmer 50 to 60 minutes longer, stirring from time to time.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

Serve spaghetti topped with meatballs in sauce; sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
Spaghetti and meatballs serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
the best spaghetti and meatballs ever, Member bisiabode

My husband, who is not much of a spaghetti and meatballs lover, cleaned his plate!!! I used 1 can of paste, 2 cans of crushed tomates and half the quantity of salt in the recipe and it turned out absolutely fantastic!

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