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Monday, July 19, 2010

What's For Dinner?

A favorite of ours around here is Spaghetti and Meatballs. It's one of the few dinners that everyone in our family actually eats. Some with sauce, some with meatballs, some just plain. But I'll take it. Here's my recipe:

She's Spaghetti & Meatballs
1 egg
1/4 C milk
1 1/2 slices bread
1 lb. hamburger
1/8 C onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
In medium bowl, beat egg lightly; add milk and crumbled bread. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Add hamburger, onion, garlic, salt, & pepper; mix gently. Shape into 12 meatballs, about 1 1/2" in diameter. Place on a greased jelly roll pan (you can cover your pan with aluminum foil sprayed generously with Pam). Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare Sauce:
1 T butter
2 T onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped
1 t sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t Italian seasoning (I use Pampered Chef)
1 (28 oz.) can tomato puree
Melt butter in a large saucepan; saute' onion and garlic. Add remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Add meatballs. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until ready to serve, stirring occasionally. Serve over thin spaghetti.

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