Spaghetti & Meatballs Better Homes and Gardens

First recipe I used for Spaghetti. Very simple to prepare Italian meatballs with sauce over pasta, tastes great!

Spaghetti & Meatballs Better Homes and Gardens
Spaghetti & Meatballs Better Homes and Gardens

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SERVINGS

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • SAUCE:

  • 3/4

    cup onion, chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 3

    tablespoons olive or salad oil

  • 2

    (1 pound) cans tomatoes ( 4 cups)

  • 2

    (6 ounce) cans tomato paste (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoon crushed oregano + more if desired

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    recipe Italian meat balls

  • Hot cooked spaghetti

  • ITALIAN MEAT BALLS:

  • 4

    slices dry bread

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1/2

    cup Romano cheese, grated

  • 2

    tablespoons parsley, chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 1

    teaspoon crushed oregano

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • Dash pepper

Directions

Cook onion and garlic in hot oil till tender but not brown. Stir in the next 8 ingredients. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes; remove bay leaf. Add Italian Meat Balls (recipe to follow) and continue cooking about 30 minutes longer. Serve over hot spaghetti. Pass bowl of grated Romano or Parmesan cheese for folks to help themselves. Italian Meat Balls: Soak bread in water 2 to 3 minutes, then squeeze out moisture. Combine soaked bread with remaining ingredients, mixing well. Form in small balls ( about 20). Brown slowly in 2 tablespoons hot olive oil. Add to sauce, cook 30 minutes as directed.

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