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Spaghetti And Meatballs

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Serve this spicy, tasty spaghetti and meatballs with crusty rolls and a tossed salad.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • MEATBALLS
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  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground round
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • SAUCE
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  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon leaf oregano. crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of ground cayenne pepper
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  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked according to package directions

Preparation:

Combine ground beef, parsley, 2 tablespoons onion, 1 teaspoon oregano and 1 teaspoon salt. Shape ground beef mixture into 18 to 24 meatballs.
Arrange the meatballs on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan or similar baking pan. Broil about 3 inches from heat, turning once, for about 5 minutes on each side.

Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, water, onion, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and cayenne pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; add meatballs. Lower heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.

Remove from heat. Uncover; refrigerate until serving time. Remove excess fat on surface; reheat and serve over hot cooked spaghetti.
Serves 4 to 6.

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