Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mom's Meatball and Sauce Recipe

Snow days are perfect occasions to learn old recipes from Mom! Today I learned to make my mom's great meatball and sauce recipe. I took some notes and am providing them below for posterity! - Sarah


Place 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot and stir in 4 large cloves of crushed garlic. Turn the heat to high and cook the garlic and oil, being careful not to make the garlic too crisp. Add 3 (28 oz) cans of Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes and Basil, 2 tablespoons of basil and 1 1/2 tablespoons of oregano. Simmer for fifteen minutes on medium-low heat.


Mix 2 pounds of Jimmy Dean Regular Sausage, 2 pounds of lean ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon of Adobo seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs (Italian Seasoned), 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.

Form meatballs into small round balls and place directly into the sauce. Let sauce simmer on medium-low heat for ten hours.