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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Add something Italian to your family dinner! Serve Spaghetti and Meatballs - a flavorful international fare!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 40 minutes
    •    Cook time: 1 hour
    •    Yield: Serves 6


Ingredients

Meatballs:

    •    1 egg
    •    1 tsp salt
    •    1/2 cup milk
    •    1/4 tsp pepper
    •    3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
    •    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    •    1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
    •    1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    •    2 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese
    •    1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)


Sauce:

    •    1 tsp salt
    •    1 tsp sugar
    •    1/4 cup water
    •    1/4 tsp pepper
    •    1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
    •    1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
    •    1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    •    1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
    •    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    •    1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
    •    1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, undrained
    •    1
package (16 ounces) spaghetti Grated Parmesan cheese


Method

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  3. Stir in remaining Sauce ingredients except spaghetti and cheese, breaking up tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Place spaghetti on large platter. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.



This great family recipe is thanks to Betty Crocker Recipes at https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/spaghetti-and-meatballs/cb9f45ff-f143-429d-a950-5e366e63e7c7

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