Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A few weeks ago, I decided I was tired of regular meat sauce with my pasta, and frozen meatballs just didn't seem to do the trick. These meatballs were a sort of experiment the first time, but my brother and I loved them so much, I make them with spaghetti once a week.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large, shallow bowl, mix, by hand, the ground beef and ground sausage.
  3. Add the beaten egg and continue to mix thoroughly.
  4. In a small bowl, combine quick-oats, oregano, basil, onion, and garlic.
  5. Add the oat mixture to the meat and continue to mix.
  6. When these ingredients are thoroughly mixed, knead the meat until it is soft and pliable.
  7. Separate into amounts about the size of ping-pong balls. Roll each ball between your palms and place in rows in a 13x9-inch glass baking dish.
  8. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
  9. After 45 minutes, uncover dish, carefully drain grease from the dish, then pour sauce over meatballs. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese if desired. Cover and return to oven.
  10. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. After baking, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti or other pasta of your choice, or serve on Italian bread.

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