Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is the best comfort food! Tender meatballs simmered in the perfect tomato sauce served with spaghetti.

Ingredients  You'll Need

- Fresh Breadcrumbs - Onion - Garlic - Ground Sirloin - Hot Italian Sausage - Parmesan - Egg - Basil - Tomatoes - Spaghetti

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Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs






4-6 people

1 hour



1. Fresh Breadcrumbs

The key to tender meatballs is fresh breadcrumbs. Pulse torn bread slices in a food processor until the crumbs are fine. You can store fresh breadcrumbs in your freezer.

2. Soak

Combine the breadcrumbs with half & half and an egg and mix well. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. 

3. Mix

Combine the remaining ingredients together and mix by hand. Mixing by hand is essential so that you don't overmix. 

4. Scoop

Using a 1/4 cup measure, portion the meatball mixture and roll into balls.

5. Broil

Set your oven rack in the middle of the oven and turn the oven to broil. Broil on high for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are browned. Once cool, you can freeze any extra meatballs. 

6. Make the Sauce

In a braiser or dutch oven, saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add some crushed red pepper flakes, a bit of sugar, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree. Season with salt and peppeer.

7. Simmer

Arrange the meatballs in the sauce and toss to coat. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. 


Serve over al dente spaghetti with more parmesan and enjoy! Both the sauce and the meatballs can be frozen for an easy freezer-friendly meal. 

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