Spaghetti and Meatballs

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Jeff Wadsworth

A simple, quick and very flavorful spaghetti sauce recipe

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are tender. Do not allow the onions or garlic to brown.
  2. Cut up whole tomatoes, taking care to discard any remaining peels, into 1/2- 3/4 inch pieces.
  3. Add cut up tomatoes, tomato paste and water to pot.
  4. Stir until paste is fully dissolved.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, basil, bay leaves and sugar. Basil can be dried or fresh. If fresh basil is used, 10-15 leaves should be used, chopped.
  6. Adjust heat to a low simmer.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix hamburger and eggs. Add bread crumbs until mixture is sticky, and able to hold a ball shape. Roll into 1.5 - 2 inch meatballs and add to sauce.
  8. Add italian sausage to sauce.
  9. Simmer, stirring regularly for 1 hour. Stir gently at first to avoid deforming the meatballs. Be sure to stir with utensil on the bottom of the pot to prevent sauce from sticking and burning.

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