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Best Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe for the Best Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is going to become a family favorite with the combination of pork and beef alongside classic Italian spices! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 413kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 28 oz San martzini pealed plum tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 4 tsp brown sugar optional

Instructions

  • In a medium pan sauté 1/2 cup chopped onion in olive oil over medium heat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine ground beef, ground pork, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 grated garlic clove, 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, and 2 eggs. Mix using the paddle attachment.
  • Once the meat has come together, add 1/3 cup water. And mix once more.
  • Using a cookie scoop, round the meatballs.
  • In a large skillet heat 1/2 cup olive oil. Cook the meatballs over medium high heat until almost completely cooked. Then set aside.
  • In the same skillet, sauté 1 chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves.
  • Add the chopped plum tomatoes, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil, and 4 tsp brown sugar (optional). Cook over medium low heat for 40 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs and cook for another 40 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package and add it to the meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.4g | Protein: 35.3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 903mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 6.5g