Spaghetti and Meatballs is a family favorite that never goes out of style.
1 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
28 ounces whole Italian tomatoes canned
28 ounce crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
½ pound ground pork
⅓ cup seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup onion finely diced
½ teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
½ teaspoon salt & black pepper to taste
¼ cup parmesan cheese shredded
1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Reduce heat to low, add remaining sauce ingredients with 1 cup of water. Simmer covered 60 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all meatball ingredients (except olive oil) and form 18 meatballs.
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add meatballs. Brown on all sides until golden (they do not need to be cooked through), about 10 minutes.
Add meatballs to sauce, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until sauce reaches desired consistency.
Serve over spaghetti.