Remember the Party Meatball Subs we featured last week? Well, here’s a way to make those meatballs from scratch. And, for a bit more variety, we’ve even included steps for making them with spaghetti sauce. Who doesn’t love the versatility (and delicious flavor) of a good meatball? Sandwiches, spaghetti, simply plain…how do you serve yours?
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook, page 308
Makes 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 hours
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-quart
Ingredients for Meatballs:
1½ lbs. ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
Ingredients for Sauce:
28-oz. can tomato puree
6-oz. can tomato paste
10¾-oz. can tomato soup
¼-½ cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. oil
1 garlic clove, minced
sliced mushrooms (either canned or fresh), optional
1. Combine ground beef, eggs, and bread crumbs. Form into 16 meatballs. Brown in oil in skillet.
2. Combine sauce ingredients in slow cooker. Add meatballs. Stir together gently.
3. Cover. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Add mushrooms 1-2 hours before sauce is finished.
4. Serve over cooked spaghetti.