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    Italian Spaghetti With Meatballs

    Italian Spaghetti With Meatballs. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    2 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    2 hrs

    Kristi Waterworth's Note:

    I got this from Recipe Exchange back in the Dinosaur Age. According to the author, the original recipe came with her grandmother from Italy in 1920. I have been working with it for years and have, of course, tweaked a good deal. This is an awesome sauce. I usually make a batch early in the year, we eat it for a few days and I freeze the remainder (without the meatballs) and just make more meatballs later and add to the defrosted sauce (simmer for a good while to cook the meat). The meatballs are really versitile and the main reason we love this recipe. They are great on sandwiches or just by themselves with a little sauce and parm.

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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Pour one can whole tomatoes and one can tomato paste in to a food processor. Add all spices and blend until smooth.
    3. 3
      Pour this in to a large pot (I use a 10 qt to be sure there's plenty of room).
    4. 4
      Process remaining tomatoes and paste until smooth and add to pot. Add somewhere between 6 and 10 cups of water until the sauce has a loose, but not watery, consistancy. This will be the key to your sauce's thickness later.
    5. 5
      Bring sauce to a boil and then simmer (the longer the better, but at least 2 hours). Once your pot is simmering, drop in your raw meatballs, one at a time and gently. Stir regularly, always from the bottom.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Mix all ingredients together and form in to small balls, no bigger than a golf ball. Drop in sauce gently after it has started its simmer.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 06, 2008


      The sauce is a great basic spaghetti sauce. Made it in the crock pot to simmer longer for full flavors blending. When the sauce was up to full simmer(I thought), I dropped the meatballs in...oooppps, they fell apart. So, I just scrambled them into into the sauce. Still delicious! Made for the Crock pot event in Cooking Photos.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Spaghetti With Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (358 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 306.7
    Calories from Fat 110
    Total Fat 12.2 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 85.3 mg
    Sodium 1434.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    Sugars 13.3 g
    Protein 26.3 g

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