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Italian Spaghetti and Colossal Meatballs Recipe by Paula Deen

2 ratings
Moderate Level
95 MIN 20 Prep + 75 Cook
Servings
$ /Serving
2 ratings
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Moderate Level
95 MIN 20 Prep + 75 Cook
6 Servings
$ /Serving

Italian Spaghetti and Colossal Meatballs Recipe by Paula Deen

2 ratings
Print
2 ratings
Moderate Level
95 MIN 20 Prep + 75 Cook
6 Servings
$ /Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 (1 lb) box spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation

1. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and 4 cloves of minced garlic; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, wine, 1/2 cup of parsley, bay leaves, 2 teaspoons dried basil, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, sugar and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add Colossal Meatballs, and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve with cooked spaghetti. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

 

Colossal Meatballs

 

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack over baking sheet, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine ground chuck, sausage, panko, cheese, remaining 3 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon parsley, 2 teaspoons basil and 1 teaspoon salt. Add beaten eggs, stirring gently to combine. Shape mixture into 2½-inch balls. Place on prepared rack, and bake for 30 minutes.

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2 Reviews

Lisa
Lisa 12/2/2014
12/2/2014
I wasn't sure th

I wasn't sure that I liked meatballs but this recipe is easy and the taste is sensational. My house smells delicioso!

Debra
Debra 11/18/2014
11/18/2014
I have been fixi

I have been fixing spaghetti and meat balls for years thinking all along it was a good recipe. Not! These were the best meat balls ever!