SPAGHETTI & BEEF PORCUPINES

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Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Our family weren't big pasta eaters. I don't think my dad cared much for Italian food and he hated the smell of Parmesan cheese. But every so often Mother would make this delicious meal. This particular recipe has been in our family since the 1950s! It made me a lifelong honorary Italiano!
Photo from: www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spaghetti_and_meatballs/

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • SPAGHETTI:

  • 1 box
    (16 oz.) any type spaghetti or pasta
  • THE SAUCE:

  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 2 can(s)
    1 lb. 3 oz. ea) tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • BEEF PORCUPINES:

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    cup raw rice
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    wesson oil
  • 2 can(s)
    (8 oz. ea.) tomato sauce
  • 1 c
    water

How to Make SPAGHETTI & BEEF PORCUPINES

Step-by-Step

  1. For the Sauce: In hot butter in 6-qt. Dutch oven, saute onion, garlic and celery, stirring, 5 minutes.
  2. Add salt, pepper, green pepper, wine, tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano. Mix well. Bring to boiling, stirring. Reduce heat; simmer, covered 2 to 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. For the Beef Porcupines: Mix beef, rice, onions and seasonings. Form into small balls. Fry in hot oil, turning frequently, until light brown but not crusty on all sides. Add tomato sauce and water; mix well. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
  4. When sauce and porcupines are done, you may combine the meatballs with the sauce.
  5. For the Spaghetti: cook spaghetti as package label directs; drain. To serve, pour sauce and meatballs over spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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About SPAGHETTI & BEEF PORCUPINES

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #spicy #meaty



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