Spaghetti Sauce (homemade)

This is my homemade sauce. I have made this for years and Josh is hooked! Sometimes I add heavy cream, or half & half, but only if I want to change it up a little. I sure hope you all enjoy this sauce.

Makes: 6 servings (2 meatballs per serving)

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Meatballs:

1 pound lean ground beef or italian sausage (bulk)

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

1 Tbsp dried cilantro

1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 egg, beaten

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Sauce: 

3/4 cup chopped red onion

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes (squeezed)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar (granulated)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

3/4 tsp dried basil

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Directions for the Meatballs:

In a large bowl,  combine ground beef or sausage, bread crumbs, cilantro, parmesan, 1/4 tsp black pepper, garlic powder, and beaten egg…..

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Mix well…..

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Form into 12 (1-inch) balls then store covered in fridge until needed…..

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Directions for the Sauce:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent….

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Stir in tomatoes….(I hand crush my whole tomatoes, then add them)

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Add salt, sugar, black pepper, and cinnamon…..

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Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

After sauce has simmered, stir in tomato paste, basil, oregano…..

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Add meatballs to sauce…..

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Simmer for another 30-45 minutes or more.

We serve this sauce over whole wheat spaghetti noodles or cavatappi noodles.

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3 Comments

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