Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs and Sauce

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Homemade meatballs in sauce from scratch. Recipe from one of my favorite food blogs,
italian meatballs
3/4 lb lean ground beef
3/4 lb italian sausage
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp pepper
3 T dehydrated onion
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 T freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp salt
mozzarella cheese to stuff, if desired
1 large onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
olive oil
2 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
16 oz tomato sauce
1-2 T sugar (to taste)
2 tsp basil
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of baking soda
1. For the meatballs:  Gently combine meatball ingredients in a medium bowl.  Shape into balls using a tablespoon to shape meat into balls, and then rolling it between your hands to make them even more round.  Stuff with mozzarella cheese at this point, if desired.
2. Place on a broiler pan and broil until the meatballs start to brown. Remove from oven and set aside until ready to use (or freeze for later use).
3. For the sauce:  Heat olive oil in a large skillet.  Add onion and garlic and cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant. 
4. Add remaining sauce ingredients and combine well.  Bring to a simmer and add meatballs.  Simmer on low, uncovered, until desired consistency is reached, about 25-30 minutes for a sauce that's of medium consistency.
5. Serve over hot spaghetti with some freshly grated Parmesan on top.
Serves about 6 (with a few leftovers) or 8 as is
Meal   DinnerCuisine   Italian
Dish   Main DishCooking Method   Baked
Main Ingredient   BeefPrep Time   45 minutes
Cooking Time   15 to 30 minutes

Rae Breeze

Member since Oct 2009

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