Monday, November 26, 2007

Spaghetti & Meatballs (from Micah)

This recipe was sent to me by a good friend of mine. She said it originally came from Thanks Micah!


1 lb ground beef
1/2 C Italian bread crumbs
1 T dried parsley
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1/4 t black pepper
1/8 t garlic powder
2 eggs, beaten

3/4 C chopped onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C olive oil
2 (28oz) cans whole peeled tomatoes (I've used fresh and they are really good too!)
2 t salt
1 t sugar
1 bay leaf
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
3/4 t dried basil
1/2 t pepper

Directions:In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, parmesan, 1/4 t pepper, garlic powder, and eggs. Mix well and form into balls. Store until needed.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar, and bay leaf. Cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer 90 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, basil, 1/2 t pepper and meatballs and simmer 30 minutes more. Enjoy!

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