Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Have a ball for dinner -- a meatball, that is. Homemade sauce is the key to preparing this traditional Italian dish. These amazing meatballs taste even better the day after.
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6 servings

Ingredients
1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil 3 (10.75 oz.) cans tomato puree 1 (12 oz.) can tomato paste 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. dried oregano 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. sugar 1 lb. Spaghetti Meatballs: 1 lb. ground beef 1/4 lb. ground pork 3/4 cup finely crushed saltines 4 eggs, beaten 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. dried oregano Hot cooked spaghetti

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Saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the next seven ingredients; mix well. Simmer, uncovered, for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, combine beef, pork and cracker crumbs in a large bowl. Add the eggs, garlic, Parmesan cheese and oregano; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls; brown in a skillet, turning once. Add to sauce; simmer, uncovered 1-1/2 hours longer. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions and serve over spaghetti.

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Additional Tips
Prep time 25 min Cook time 3 hrs Ready in 3 hrs 25 min

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