My Moms Family Famous Spaggetti and Meatballs

So this is a recipe that many in my family would say is simply the best when it comes to meatballs. Personally I’ve never had a meatball quite like it. Sadly, I don’t have a photo for this one, but next time I make it I will for sure add it here. For now here  is a pic of my mom, (aka Grandma Susan :)) ImageIf you make it and you love it please leave me a comment and let me know so I can pass the thanks on to her 😉 Meatballs make you HOLLA!!!

Mom’s Spaghetti & Meatballs:


1lb Ground Beef (Ground Round)

1lb Ground Turkey or Italian Sausage (if you’re gonna do it right do the Italian Sausage-Go big or go home! 😉

1 onion

1 red pepper

3 cloves of garlic

2 large cans of tomatoes, 1 crushed, 2 puree

Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley)

2 tbls sugar

red pepper flakes

bread crumbs-one cup

fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 cup water

1 tsp salt

black pepper

Mix beef, turkey/sausage with one egg and Italian seasonings (1 tbls), s+p. Form in 1 inch meatballs, Roll the meatball in the breadcrumbs and cheese mixture. Cook in olive oil (1 cup) and brown. Cook each side about 5 minutes on (medium heat). Drain the meatballs on paper towels and put to the side.

In pan brown chopped onion, red pepper, and garlic. Put into blender and add tomato puree and tomatoes. Also, add 1 tsp olive oil. Blend 1 minute in blender until smooth (ie-pureed). Put into saucepan and ass Italian seasonings, sugar, pepper flakes, and s+p. Bring to a boil then put on low heat and allow to simmer for one hour. Put the meatballs into the sauce 15 minutes before serving to allow soaking up of the flavors.

You can also add turkey sausage links for a meatball/sausage pasta dish. Just brown and add them along with meatballs 15 minutes prior to serving.

Serve over Thin Spaghetti


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