Spaghetti and Meatballs
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
A delicious and easy Spaghetti and Meatball recipe
Ingredients
Spaghetti Sauce
  • ⅓ cup Regular Olive Oil
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1½ Spanish Onion, Finely diced
  • 2 (28 oz) Cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Beef Bones (ask your Butcher if you cant find them)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½-3/4 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Large Handful Basil, Chopped
Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 4 ounces dried bread crumbs
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 6 ounces grated Romano
  • 3 ounces grated Spanish onion
  • 2 ounces finely diced fresh garlic
  • 2 ounces finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 ounces finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Instructions
Sauce
  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add onions and cook them until they begin to brown.
  2. Add the garlic and beef bones and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in wine, allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1 hour.
  7. Add meatballs during last ½ hour of cooking. Just prior to serving, stir in basil.
Meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in large bowl. If mixture seems a little loose add more bread crumbs.
  4. Roll meatballs loosely about the size of a golf ball and place on baking sheet. Place into preheated oven for about 35 minutes. Remove and add to sauce if desired.
  5. Serve over your favorite pasta
Notes
Meatball recipe from The Food Network
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2009/11/spaghetti-and-meatballs.html