Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SPAGHETTI SAUCE WITH SAUSAGE MEATBALLS

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Crazy Cooking Challenge with Tina.   This month we were asked to go out in blog land and find a recipe for red sauce and spaghetti.  I found my recipe on a wonderful blog that belongs to Joan.  Joan's blog is Chocolate Chocolate more Chocolate  Who wouldn't like to follow a name like that? Stop on over, take a look around, say hello and see her hearty Meaty Spaghetti sauce on fine china. Joan has decided to use her fine china a few times each month and not keep it in the closet collecting dust.  To make her hubby happy she has finally written the recipe for her spaghetti sauce on paper.  He is happy and so is my hubby....nice comfort food,  a plate of hot spaghetti and meatballs..    Happy Cooking my friends,  Andi







2 TBSP olive oil
1 large onion chopped
salt and pepper
1 can (29 ounce ) tomato sauce
1 can (29 ounce) whole tomatoes I use Pastene San Marzano Tomato's   (pureed these if you prefer)
1 can (12 ounce) tomato paste
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tsp italian seasoning
1-2 tsp garlic powder or minced fresh garlic
2-3 bay leaves
1 beef bouilion cube
3/4 to 1 cup water  or beef broth  

In a large dutch oven add the olive oil and the onions and  garlic and saute.   Add the cans of sauce, tomatoes and tomato paste.   Add the remaining ingredients and mix well and allow this to simmer all day.  If you are adding sausage or meatballs add them at this time.   Stir frequently and enjoy the smell of simmering red sauce. 








Sausage Meatballs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 package Johnsonville Mild Italian Saugage Links
In a large bowl add the egg and using a fork mix the egg, add the remaining ingredients except the sausage.  Mix everything then remove the sausage from the links and add to the breadcrumb mixture.  Shape this meat mixture into 20 meatballs and lay on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or till 160 degrees.  Add to the sauce and allow to simmer all day. 

 
In a large dutch oven add the olive oil and the onions and  garlic and saute.   Add the cans of sauce, tomatoes and tomato paste.   Add the remaining ingredients and mix well and allow this to simmer all day.  If you are adding sausage or meatballs add them at this time.   Stir frequently and enjoy the smell of simmering red sauce.  
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11 comments:

  1. I'll take a delicious plateful now!

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  2. Pure comfort at its best! Great photo.

    I hope you'll stop by and visit my CCC - Spaghetti Pie

    :)
    ButterYum

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  3. I love the addition of the beef bouillon!
    #29

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  4. This sounds so tasty, I like the bay leaf in this recipe, I use bay leaf in a lot of my cooking.

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  5. My family loves meatballs with our spaghetti. I never thought to make them with Italian Sausage... interesting. Your sauce looks great.

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  6. Sounds wonderful and sausage meatballs, total yum!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  7. Andi, I can't believe you chose my recipe, so glad hubby enjoyed it! And yes, yes, the more meat the better, we add both the meatballs and the Italian sausage!

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  8. This looks good! And I’m always looking for new recipes for meatballs!

    Jen #19

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  9. I’ve never been a big fan of meatballs but my husband wanted meatball subs so I started searching for recipes and came across this one. I loved that it used sausage instead of ground beef so I decided to make these. Oh my goodness, they were so yummy! This is the recipe I will be using from now on!! :)

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    1. Heather, you made my day. this is what blogging is all about. Sharing good recipes.....thank you so much andi

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  10. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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