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Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  55 Minutes
  Makes 4-6 main-dish servings
If you prefer not to brown the meatballs in a skillet, you can bake them in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 20 minutes, or till no pink remains. To make soft bread crumbs, shred the bread with a fork or process briefly in a blender or food processor.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Classic Tomato Sauce (see recipe link above)
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green sweet pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 pound ground beef or bulk pork sausage
1 tablespoon cooking oil
8 ounces dried spaghetti or linguine or 1 pound fresh linguine or other ribbon pasta
Other necessary recipes:
Classic Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
Prepare classic tomato sauce as directed; keep warm.


In a large mixing bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper, salt, and oregano. Add ground beef or sausage; mix well. Shape into thirty 1-inch meatballs. In a large skillet heat the oil and cook the meatballs, in 2 batches, for 8-10 minutes, or till no pink remains. Drain well. Add meatballs to the warm sauce. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes to heat through and blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Keep warm.


In a large saucepan or pasta pot bring 3 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta. Reduce heat slightly. Boil, uncovered, 8-12 minutes for dried pasta or 1 1/2-2 minutes for fresh, or till al dente, stirring occasionally. (Or, cook according to package directions.) Immediately drain.


Serve sauce and meatballs over hot pasta.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4-6 main-dish servings
Calories: 464
Fat. Total: 17g
Fiber: 5g
Carbohydrates, Total: 54g
Sodium: 503mg
% Cal. from Fat: 33%
Cholesterol: 63mg
Protein: 26g
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Rating: 4
by: Ann Reviewed: 01/14/2010
Fairly Good
The spaghetti sauce was very good. Although, I added some fried onions and minced garlic in the sauce. Placing the sauce in a blender makes a nice, smooth consistency. The meatballs were very bland. They need some garlic and other seasonings to make them pop.
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