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Mom's Hearty Spaghetti

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  8 Servings
For the Meatballs:
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
1 pound ground beef
For the Sauce:
1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 cans (28 ounces each) plum or whole tomatoes, drained and diced
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
2 teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Hot cooked spaghetti
Grated parmesan cheese
Mom's Hearty Spaghetti Recipe at
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add beef and mix well. Shape into eight meatballs. Brown in a Dutch oven over medium heat; drain and set meatballs aside.

In the same pan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper until vegetables are tender; drain.

Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, tomato paste, garlic and seasonings. Add meatballs; stir gently. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-3 hours. Serve over spaghetti; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC - © 2002. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 5
by: stephanie, MN Reviewed: 08/29/2006
Mom's Hearty Spaghetti is fabulous! My family has a new favorite spaghetti recipe. They liken it to a meal in a fancy Italian restaurant. I WILL be making this again!
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