The Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Recipe by Peg 4
READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. To make meatballs, beat eggs lightly with a fork, add milk and bread, and let it stand for 5 minutes so the bread is moist.
  • Add ground beef, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend together well. Shape the mixture into meatballs (for some reason, making little tiny bite-sized meatballs makes them taste better, but takes up a lot of time as well).
  • Place the meatballs on a greased cookie sheet in the oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the meatballs.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a really big pot over med-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until it's a light golden brown. Add the plum tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, pepper, and the water to the pot. Make sure to crush up the tomatoes a bit with a spoon. Bring mixture to boil, then reduce heat to low. Continue simmering for half an hour.
  • When meatballs are done, remove them from the cookie sheet and put them into the sauce mixture. Cover and simmer them in the sauce for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • 20 minutes before the sauce is done, boil the spaghetti. Serve sauce and meatballs over the noodles and sprinkle with parmesan.
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