Spaghetti and Meatballs

Very easy and yummy! The meatballs don’t need to be browned, they just simmer in the sauce, so it is important to use lean meat. I also like these meatballs made from ground chicken.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
 
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What could be better than homemade spaghetti and meatballs?
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
Meatballs:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
Sauce:
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (13 oz.) tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
Instructions
Meatballs:
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Shape into meatballs. Set aside.
Sauce:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Serve over spaghetti. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes 4 servings.

 

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