Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's in There ! Spaghetti and Meatballs

In between making dolls and doing everyday mundane household chores, I do cook once in a while. I thought I would share my meatball and sauce recipe. The spices added are not measured, so I am giving a ballpark figure with the spices that I add..

The meatballs:

1 3/4 pound of ground chuck
2 eggs
2 pieces of Italian bread, torn in pieces
2-3 minced/chopped up fine cloves of garlic ( not the whole bulb )
Added about:
3 tablespoons of seasoned italian bread crumbs
2-3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of oregano or so
several dashes of onion powder
"" "" "" garlic powder
dashes of black pepper
dashes of Italian seasoning
about 2 teaspoons of parsley flakes

Mix all together with clean hands and roll into little balls and place in a skillet with a little olive oil in it. Saute' on low and turn until brown on all sides.
Add meatballs to sauce with a tablespoon or two of the drippings. Makes about 24 meatballs.


28 oz. can of whole tomatoes, chopped up
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
12 oz. can of tomato paste
I add a little chopped up fine garlic..maybe half of a clove
add a little water ..maybe a cup or so
maybe about 2 teaspoons of basil flakes
a teaspoon or so of sugar, optional
a "" " "" italian seasoning
dashes of garlic and onion powder
just a dash of oregano

Bring sauce just to boil then simmer on low all day long ! well, until dinner anyway. I have a gas stove and use two heat diffusers under my pot. Photo of a heat diffuser shown under red teapot.

I use the thin spaghetti ( San Giorgio ) and I usually make a big tossed salad to complete the meal. I use Good Seasons Italian dressing mix. You add your own vinegar and oil and water. And then at least you know where most of the ingredients come from.

Wear a bib and enjoy your dinner !


  1. Nummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmers!!!

    I'm copying this one down for the next time I have a houseful of folks to feed ... it looks totally dee-lish!

  2. Yum! We have sketti once a week. Its one of my hubs favorite dishes. There's nothin' like a good meat-a-ball!! :> )

  3. Here you are! I had a hard time finding you again after you removed your old blog! Whew! Good to 'see' you again and congrats on your TDIPT membership- I'm so happy for you! :0) Oh, and your s'ghetti and meatballs looks soooo goooood!


  4. Hi Linda
    Sounds as tasty as what I make. Yum.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Always Blessed

  5. Yumm Linda,
    what time is supper? I will be there on time. Promise!
    Thanks for the prayers and support honey.

  6. I just love spaghetti & meatballs!
    Always willing to try a new recipe for sauce and meatballs too!

    Thank You for sharing Linda.
    It sure looks good!


  7. That sounds so good, Linda! I'm going to have to look for a heat defuser and make your spaghetti and meatballs. Thanks for posting this-


Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit ! Blessings, Linda