My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

barbara lentz


One of the best meatball recipes I have. I usually double the batch and freeze some for parties. They are great as an appetizer to.


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20 Min
40 Min
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1/2 lb
each ground beef ground pork and ground veal
1 large
1/4 c
1/2 c
each grated parmesan and grated romano cheese more for serving
1 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 medium
onion minced
4 clove
garlic minced


1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 clove
garlic minced
1 medium
onion minced
1/2 c
dry red wine port is good here
1 can(s)
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 can(s)
15 oz tomato sauce
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 Tbsp
fresh basil minced
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1For Meatballs
    Mix all ingredients together and shape into 1 inch balls. Set aside.
  • 2Place the oil in a large skillet or pot. Saute onion and garlic until translucent. Pour in wine and let almost all evaporate. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 30 minutes.
  • 3Meanwhile sear the meatballs in batches in another skillet. When all are browned place the meatballs in the sauce to let them continue to cook. The sauce is done when the meatballs are no longer pink in middle. Stir in basil
  • 4Cook spaghetti and serve sauce and meatballs on top sprinkled with parmesan cheese

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About My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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