Sunday, February 19, 2017

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

If you like Italian food here's a very good recipe that you may like for homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs. It tastes so much better than those jars of spaghetti sauce and frozen meatballs you can buy. There's nothing like homemade food!
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp. parsley
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg beaten

3/4 cup chopped onion
5 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2- 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 bay leaf
1- 6 oz. can tomato paste
3/4 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. pepper
Combine the ingredients at the top list and form into 12 balls (She made extra for this picture).  Put in refrigerator for later.  Saute onion and garlic in medium to large cooking pot.  Add and stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar and bay leaf.  Cover and simmer on low heat for 90 minutes.  Stir in tomato paste and pepper and add meat balls.  Simmer for 30 minutes more.  Remove bay leaf.  While simmering make your spaghetti according to the directions on the box.

This would be great for any dinner! Add some garlic bread and a salad! You are all set!


  1. Looks good! We're having homemade spaghetti tonight. I made the sauce in the crock pot. I like the idea of using gloves to make the meatballs; I don't like touching the raw meat.

    1. Thanks Brenda. That's a neat idea making sauce in a crock pot. I'll have to try that sometime. I'm not a fan of touching raw meat either.