Spaghetti and Meatballs with Raisins
Here is our family favorite recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs in reply to a
request by Aaron Cederlof in the January 3, 2006 Recipe Goldmine Newsletter. Enjoy!
- 1 - 2 pounds hot sausage links, pierced with a
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/2 green pepper,
- 2 large cans (about 28 ounces each) Italian tomatoes, broken up
- 1 (14 1/2 - 16 ounce) can tomatoes, broken up
- 2 large size cans tomato puree
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1 can water (use puree can)
- 1/2 teaspoon
dried oregano, crushed between fingers
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon
sugar (do not omit - it cuts the acidity of tomatoes)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Meatballs with Raisins
- 1/2 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 pound ground beef
cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley, crushed (or 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
- Dash pepper
- Spaghetti: Sauté onion, garlic and green pepper in a small amount of oil (0live
oil if you have it). Add puree, water, tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix well.
Add sugar, spices, browned sausage and browned meatballs. Simmer for 1 hour per
pound of meat added or until meat is completely cooked. Stir often, and prop cover
to keep splatter to a minimum. Do not cover pan completely. Heat builds up quickly.
- Sausage: Place sausage in shallow roasting pan or on a cookie sheet with sides.
Line pan with foil for easier clean up, if desired. Bake pierced sausage in preheated
400 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Turn occasionally (usually 7 minute intervals)
for more even browning. Add to sauce.
- Lower oven to 350 degrees F.
- Meatballs with Raisins: Mix well, bread crumbs, raisins, milk and eggs.
- Add remaining
ingredients, mix well again. Shape into about 24 meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet
with sides. Line sheet with foil, if desired, for easier clean up.
- Bake at 350 degrees
F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn over after 7 minutes. Add to sauce.
You may wish to double the recipe for meatballs. They freeze well. The
sauce freezes well too.
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