Tight Wad in Utah: Spaghetti with Meatballs

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spaghetti with Meatballs

I had quite a few garden fresh tomatoes, so I decided I would make spaghetti sauce from scratch with homemade meatballs.  I just wish I had made extra sauce to freeze...on the bright side, we did have leftovers for later this week.

I followed a very good recipe from All Recipes.
There were a few minor changes I made which I indicate below.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs   1 cup store bought bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley  2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • (Also added 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 of a carrot and 1/2 of a roasted red pepper)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes  10 garden fresh tomatoes (peeled and crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Don't forget to visit All Recipes for directions on how to bring this all together.
Thank you!


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Anonymous said...

Mmmm...looks so good:)

Patricia said... I'm hungry!!!!