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You Gotta Love Spaghetti And Meatballs

You Gotta Love Spaghetti And Meatballs

Simple enough for even the youngest chefs to make!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
  • Yield: 32 meatballs, serving 6 to 8



  • Pour the Best Basic Red Sauce into a large, heavy pot.

  • Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

  • Place all the remaining meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir well with a long-handled wooden spoon to combine.

  • Wash your hands, then roll 1 tablespoon of meat between them to form meatballs. Place meatballs on a plate as they are formed. (Hint: If your hands are slightly damp, the meatballs will roll more easily and will not stick to them!)

  • When all the meatballs are shaped, wash your hands again and then gently place the balls into the sauce one by one, using the long-handled wooden spoon. Be careful -- bubbling sauce splatters!

  • Simmer the sauce, uncovered, and allow the meatballs to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes before stirring. When the meatballs rise to the top, it's okay to stir.

  • Stir the sauce and meatballs. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes and stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the sauce from the heat and serve immediately over cooked spaghetti.