Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

The BEST spaghetti & meatballs recipe we've ever had. I got this from an Italian friend and it's extremely easy. You'll never want to make it any other way after trying this.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix together ground beef, Italian sausage, 1 tsp minced garlic, a sprinkle of fennel seed, small onion, dash of garlic salt, dash of pepper, dash of salt, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, bread crumbs, eggs.
  2. Roll into balls and bake at 350 degrees until done (about 20 minutes).
  3. Sauté in 4 1/2 QT or bigger pan, medium onion, 1/2 TBL chopped garlic, chopped fennel in olive oil until onion is tender. Add 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, red wine, 1 tsp fennel seed, dash of garlic powder, dash of salt & pepper and 1 TBL sugar.
  4. Add the meatballs when they're done baking.
  5. Let simmer for an hour or more. Pan will be very full. I usually use a little less tomato sauce, so it's not so full.
  6. Serve over spaghetti noodles.
Most Helpful

5 5

WONDERFUL. I have never made spaghetti before and was looking for a tasty recipe. This was was perfect. My husband and I loved it. I made the recipe as it is listed but couldn't get a hold of the fennel head. The only thing I added was red crushed peppers to add a zing to the sauce. Will make this again because it was tasty and overall easy to make. Thanks for posting.

5 5

This is a great recipe, I do not use the fennel just because I don't have it in my pantry, sometimes I use the red wine and sometimes I don't (depending if there is any in the house) tastes great either way I also add slices black olives.

5 5

I can't believe I haven't rated this recipe - it's delicious! I just made it for the third time today - love it. We thought the sauce was perfect and the meatballs divine (I had never baked them before and what a great idea - they actually stay round) Thanks for sharing!