Meatballs and Sauce

The holidays are just around the corner. Since I am going to have a lot of visitors Thanksgiving weekend; I decided to prepare some meals ahead of time and freeze them.

Everybody loves spaghetti and meatballs….Yum with salad and warm garlic bread. I would like to share a great recipe with you. The sauce can feed about 12 people. You can also make a great meatball sandwiches with this sauce.

Below is the recipe.
2 (28 oz.) cans of crushed tomatoesIMG_5630 1 (28 0z.) tomato puree
1 (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 medium onion chopped
3 pounds of ground beef (if preferred ground chicken)
Garlic salt
4 tsp. pepper
5 tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. italian seasoning
1 egg
1/4 -1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 french bread loaf
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large can of water

In a dutch oven combine crushed tomatoes, puree, tomato paste, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 tbsp. parsley, 1 tsp. italian seasoning, 2 tsp. garlic salt and 1 large can water. I use the water to get all the tomatoes out of the cans. Begin to simmer on low heat.

In electric fry pan add olive oil,chopped onion, 1/2 pound of ground beef, dash of pepper, 1 tbsp. parsley, and 1 tsp.garlic salt. Fry together until browned this is going to give your sauce some of it’s flavor. Once cooked add to the sauce.

In a small bowl add water and break bread into chunks and let soak for a few minutes.

In a larger bowl beat egg, add cheese, 2 tsp. garlic salt, 2 tbsp. parsley, 2 tbsp.pepper mix in ground beef. The bread in the small bowl you will squeeze the water out of it and any small chunks of bread. Add smooth bread to meat mixture and combine. Keep adding bread until the meat sticks together. Create your meatballs by rolling them on the smaller size (they will cook much better). Add meatballs to the electric frying pan and cook until all sides are nice and brown (they almost looked burnt). Then add to the sauce and repeat until all meat is cooked. The last step is to scrape all the good stuff from the frying pan and add to the sauce.

Let simmer for a few hours and serve over pasta.