Darcy's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A good friend gave me this recipe when I was whining I didn't have a good spaghetti sauce recipe. She said it was her mother-in-law's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion in oil until golden.
  2. Add tomatoes, paste, water, sugar, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  3. Cook slowly uncovered for 1 hour.
  4. For meatballs, combine meat, crumbs, cheese, eggs and seasonings. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Form into small balls and brown in oil or microwave.*.
  6. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer over low heat until sauce is desired thickness, 30 mins or so.
  7. * To brown in microwave - place approximately one dozen of meatballs into a pie plate and microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Most Helpful

I thought this sauce was just OK. It was easy to make but it didn't have enough spices in it; it just tasted like tomatoes. The meatballs were pretty good, though.

hungrykitten December 09, 2008