sunday in brooklyn spaghetti & meatballs

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By Rosemary Orrichio-Lash
from Downingtown, PA

Sunday in Brooklyn NY meant the aroma of tomato sauce and meatballs simmering on the stove. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins gathered around the kitchen table. It was loud, fun and the food my mom cooked was always delicious!

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serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sunday in brooklyn spaghetti & meatballs

  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce 8oz
  • 1 can
    tomato paste 6oz
  • 6 oz
    water
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    breadcrumbs (italian style)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin (for frying meatballs)
  • SPAGHETTI - PREPARE A 1 LB BOX

How To Make sunday in brooklyn spaghetti & meatballs

  • 1
    Begin by making the sauce. In a large sauce pan, brown garlic in olive oil.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients, stir together and bring to a boil.
  • 3
    Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes. Stir frequently. (add a little water if sauce begins to stick to pot).
  • 4
    While sauce is cooking, prepare meatballs
  • 5
    Mix together meatball ingredients ground beef through minced garlic.(Oil will be used for frying the meatballs)
  • 6
    Form meat into 2 inch balls.
  • 7
    Heat olive oil in large frying pan. (If the oil is not hot enough, the meatballs will stick)
  • 8
    On a medium flame, quickly brown meatballs on each side. (Be careful not to fully cook the insides of the meatballs). ( Also, use a spatula to gently lift under meatballs and turn over)
  • 9
    Transfer meatballs to sauce pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. (If meatballs stick to bottom, add a little water.)
  • 10
    While sauce and meatballs cook, prepare spaghetti.

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