Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Posted by Angelina Olson on

Servings: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours

 

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Ingredients:

For meatballs:

  • Lean ground beef 1 pound
  • Egg 1 beaten
  • Fresh bread crumbs 1 cup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon
  • Dried parsley 1 tablespoon
  • Ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon

For sauce:

  • Olive oil ¼ cup
  • Whole peeled tomatoes 2 cans (28 ounces)
  • Tomato paste 1 can (6 ounces)
  • Chopped onion ¾ cup
  • Garlic 5 cloves, minced
  • White sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Salt 2 teaspoons
  • Dried basil ¾ teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper ½ teaspoon

Directions:

  • Put all the ingredients for meatballs in one large bowl and mix well.
  • Form the mixture into 12 balls, store, covered, in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Saute garlic and onion in olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until onion is translucent.
  • Stir in tomatoes, bay leaf, sugar, and salt.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 90 minutes.
  • Then stir in tomato paste, black pepper, basil, and meatballs.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes more and serve with spaghetti.

    Enjoy!

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