Spaghetti and Parmesan Meatballs

TJ Jones


Everybody loves this recipe made with ALL fresh ingredients with a hint of sweetness in the sauce.

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35 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
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1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
roma tomatoes
1 c
1/3 c
olive oil
4 Tbsp
3 clove
3 tsp
basil, fresh
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
12 oz
tomato paste
1 pkg
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 c
parmesan cheese


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1Prepare all ingredients

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2Slice Tomatoes in half

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3Crush and mince garlic

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4In a large pot, on medium-high heat add oil and garlic, allow garlic to cook in oil about 6 minutes.

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5add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper.cook tomatoes until they begin to break down.

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6mix Italian pork and ground beef together, add salt and pepper

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7add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to meatball mixture and add bread crumbs, combine and blend thoroughly

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8portion and form meatballs and set aside

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9Add water, sugar, and tomato paste or puree to sauce and stir

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10add 1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon to sauce mix

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11add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to sauce and stir

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12add fresh basil leaves and allow to continue to cook about 1 hour on low-medium heat stirring ocassionally

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13In a large frying pan add 1/4 inch of olive oil and place meatballs in pan

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14cook meatballs evenly on all sides. (use a lid or cover when cooking to insure meatballs are cooked thoroughly

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15In a separate pan boil water and add spaghetti noodles cook about 7-10 minutes.

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16place meatballs in a baking pan, sprinkle with fresh parmesan and cook on low heat about 7-10 minutes

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17add fresh basil to sauce prior to serving

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18strain noodles and in strainer pour small amount of olive oil over noodles and toss in strainer until noodles are covered

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19Plate and enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy