Sunday, June 30, 2013

It just doesn't get much better than a big bowl of homemade spaghetti & meatballs! I hope you all will enjoy my recipe :)

Melissa Friday’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

(Mamma Mia this is delicious!)



¼ cup olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

6 cloves fresh garlic, minced

3 T fresh parsley, chopped

3 (28-ounce) cans tomato puree

½ can water

3 T brown sugar

2 T white sugar

1 T vinegar

¼ cup dry red wine

1 t. oregano

1 t. basil

1 t. crushed red pepper flakes

1 t. each salt and pepper

1 T Italian seasoning


Sauté’ the onions in olive oil for 6 minutes, stirring often.  Add garlic and parsley.  Now add red wine, puree, water, sugar, vinegar, brown sugar and seasonings.  Simmer on low for at least an hour.  The longer it simmers the better!  You may also add more seasonings to taste.




1 ½ lb. ground sirloin

1 ½ lb. ground pork

1 lb. Italian sausage

2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 cup breadcrumbs

3 T fresh parsley, chopped

½ cup milk

3 eggs, beaten

1 t. each of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, oregano and basil

½ to 1 cup beef broth


Mix all together except for broth, form meatballs and place on large greased cookie sheet.  Pour broth all around the meatballs.  Bake at 450 for 20 minutes, turning once during cooking.  Add meatballs and all drippings to your sauce and simmer for at least one hour.

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