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Skillet filled with homemade spaghetti and meatballs.
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Spaghetti And Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs. The PERFECT meatball, tender, juicy and loaded with flavor simmered in a rich tomato sauce. This is the one and only spaghetti sauce recipe you will need! Always a huge hit with the family and every guest!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 505kcal
Author: Serene

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef 80% preferred
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan grated
  • ¼ cup onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup milk

Spaghetti Sauce

  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 (14 ounce cans) tomato sauce
  • 2 (14 ounce cans) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • tsp dried oregano
  • tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt more to taste
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles

Topping

  • parsley
  • parmesan grated

Instructions

  • Mix the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, grated parmesan, minced onion and minced garlic together in medium sized mixing bowl. Slowly pour in the milk and mix using hands to ensure thoroughly mixed. Mixture will be wet.
  • Heat oil in a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat.Using hands roll meatball mixture into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place in the pan coated with oil.
  • Heat oil in a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Using hands roll meatball mixture into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place in the pan coated with oil.
  • Cook the meatballs over medium heat, turning while they cook, until browned on all sides. Cook in batches if needed to avoid over-crowding.
  • Once all meatballs are seared remove from the skillet and set aside. (do not worry if the meatballs are cooked through, they will finish cooking in the sauce)Drain the grease from the pan, but leave all the blackened bits.
  • Return the pan to the stove at a low heat.  Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Add in the oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Add in the light brown sugar and stir.
  • Return the meatballs to the pot. Gently mix into the sauce.
  • Bring sauce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • While the sauce is simmering cook the spaghetti noodles according to their directions. Combine the sauce and noodles together in the sauce pan, or just pour the sauce directly over the noodles.

Notes

Recipe will make about 20 large meatballs. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Fiber: 8g