Mama's Spaghetti and Meatballs:)

Mama's Spaghetti And Meatballs:)

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Doris Shea


Hope you all enjoy this meal. Mother's recipe came from southern Italy where her mother's family was orignally from!!


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20 Min
25 Min


  • 1 lb
    minced veal or beef
  • 2 oz
    breadcrumbs soaked in milk and squeezed dry
  • 1 oz
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
    garlic gloves
  • 1 tsp
    chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely grated lemon zest
  • 2
  • ·
    flour for coating
  • ·
    oil for shallow frying
  • 2 c
    tomatoe sauce
  • ·
    grated nutmeg
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Mama's Spaghetti and Meatballs:)


  1. Put the bread, meat, garlic, parsley, lemon rind, cheese, nutmeg,
    salt and pepper to taste into a bowl. Add the eggs and mix
    together lightly but thoroughly.
    Gently shape tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the shape of a
    golf ball. Roll lightly in flour then place in the refrigerator until
  2. Pour the oil into a large frying pan and place over moderate heat.
    When hot add the meatballs in batches and fry for 3 to 4 minutes
    turning until brown on all sides. Lift out and drain on paper
  3. Add the tomato sauce to the pan thinning to a pouring consistency
    with water if necessary.
    Return the meatballs to the pan, stir gently and simmer for 15 to
    20 minutes until cooked through.
    With the meatballs sauce it is possible to dress spaghetti pasta or
    penne or fusilli.

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About Mama's Spaghetti and Meatballs:)

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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