Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

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Meat and Poultry

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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Prep 20 m

Cook 2 m

Ready In 22 m

6 Servings

349 Calories

Description

"This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago -- it's great."

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Ingredients

  1. MEATBALLS

  2. 1 pound lean ground beef

  3. 1 cup fresh bread crumbs

  4. 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  5. 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  7. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  8. 1 egg, beaten

  9. SAUCE

  10. 3/4 cup chopped onion

  11. 5 cloves garlic, minced

  12. 1/4 cup olive oil

  13. 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

  14. 2 teaspoons salt

  15. 1 teaspoon white sugar

  16. 1 bay leaf

  17. 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  18. 3/4 teaspoon dried basil

  19. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Direction

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder and beaten egg. Mix well and form into 12 balls. Store, covered, in refrigerator until needed.

  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar and bay leaf. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 90 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, basil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and meatballs and simmer 30 minutes more. Serve.

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