spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Category, DifficultyBeginner
Yields1 Serving
For The Sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 6 cloves garlic, minced
 ¼ cup tomato paste
 3 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
 3 28 oz cans tomato sauce
 1 28 oz can tomato puree
 1 pkg fresh basil, sliced
 1 ½ cups finely grated parmesan cheese
For The Meatballs
 1 lb ground beef
 1 egg
 ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
 ½ tbsp garlic powder
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 1 bunch italian parsley, minced
 ½ cup panko bread crumbs
To Make The Sauce
1

Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add garlic to pot and cook for about two minutes, or until golden. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute. 

2

With a food mill, puree the tomatoes, with their juice, into the pot. To save time milling tomatoes, buy strained tomatoes. For a chunkier sauce, just add crushed tomatoes to pot. Add 1-2 tbsp water to each can of tomatoes, and swirl around. Add to pot with tomatoes, and stir.

3

Add basil and parmesan to pot, and stir to combine.

4

Partially cover pot, and let simmer on low for 6 hours.

To Make Meatballs
5

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

6

In a large bowl, combine parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well combined.

7

Add ground beef to mixture, and mix together until fully combined.

8

Add breadcrumbs to bowl, and gently mix, until just combined.

9

Form into equal sized meatballs, and place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

10

Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on size of meatballs. Add meatballs to sauce.

How To Make Spaghetti Sauce In The Slow Cooker
11

Add milled tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese to the base of a slow cooker. Add 1-2 tbsp water to each can of tomatoes, and swirl around. Add to pot with tomatoes, and stir. In a small pan, add oil and garlic and cook for about two minutes, or until golden. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute. Stir in garlic/tomato paste mixture to tomatoes in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Ingredients

For The Sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 6 cloves garlic, minced
 ¼ cup tomato paste
 3 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
 3 28 oz cans tomato sauce
 1 28 oz can tomato puree
 1 pkg fresh basil, sliced
 1 ½ cups finely grated parmesan cheese
For The Meatballs
 1 lb ground beef
 1 egg
 ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
 ½ tbsp garlic powder
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 1 bunch italian parsley, minced
 ½ cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

To Make The Sauce
1

Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add garlic to pot and cook for about two minutes, or until golden. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute. 

2

With a food mill, puree the tomatoes, with their juice, into the pot. To save time milling tomatoes, buy strained tomatoes. For a chunkier sauce, just add crushed tomatoes to pot. Add 1-2 tbsp water to each can of tomatoes, and swirl around. Add to pot with tomatoes, and stir.

3

Add basil and parmesan to pot, and stir to combine.

4

Partially cover pot, and let simmer on low for 6 hours.

To Make Meatballs
5

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

6

In a large bowl, combine parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic powder until well combined.

7

Add ground beef to mixture, and mix together until fully combined.

8

Add breadcrumbs to bowl, and gently mix, until just combined.

9

Form into equal sized meatballs, and place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

10

Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on size of meatballs. Add meatballs to sauce.

How To Make Spaghetti Sauce In The Slow Cooker
11

Add milled tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese to the base of a slow cooker. Add 1-2 tbsp water to each can of tomatoes, and swirl around. Add to pot with tomatoes, and stir. In a small pan, add oil and garlic and cook for about two minutes, or until golden. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute. Stir in garlic/tomato paste mixture to tomatoes in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

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