Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I have been making spaghetti and meatballs for 20 years and never used a recipe. My daughter Brandy said she wanted to learn how to make spaghetti sauce. So one day we had a lesson in spaghetti and meatballs 101, I add a little of this and a little of that and the sauce was done, she said she needed to know the measurements for a little of this and a little of that, so I came up with a recipe for her. I'll will share the sauce recipe with and without meatballs.

Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped or 1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves of garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon galic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (15oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons brown sugar

In a sauce pan brown ground beef, chopped oinon and garlic in olive oil. Add remaining ingredients to sauce pan, heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes and then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Omit ground beef from sauce and make meatballs.


1 pound ground beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg beaten

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; mixing well. Shape into 2-inch balls drop into sauce when it is simmering. Do not stir for the first 10 minutes, this will break up the meatball. Simmer for 30 minutes.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your receipes! I'm french, living in Martinique, and I'm very happy to discover your site! Your receipes seem to be very delicious and I'm pressed to test them! Thanks Stephanie!