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Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

I am not kidding when I say this is the best spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Combining ground beef with Italian sausage to make the meatballs makes all the difference! All this dish needs is a slice of freshly baked Italian Bread or Savory Cheese Bread to make everybody happy for dinner tonight!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

To make homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs you will need:

For the meatballs:

  • Ground beef
  • Bulk sweet or spicy Italian sausage
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Egg
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried minced onion
  • Water
  • All-purpose flour (to dredge the meatballs)
  • Light olive oil

For the sauce:

  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spaghetti

How to Make Meatballs for Spaghetti?

To make this spaghetti and meatballs recipe the best one, this is the best way to make the meatballs:

  1. Using a large bowl combine the ground beef, Italian sausage, panko breadcrumbs, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, dried minced onion, and water. I like to use my hand to make sure everything is well combined. Do not overmix
  2. Divide the meat mixture into balls approximately the size of an ice cream scoop
  3. Dredge the balls into the flour, shaking any excess
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven and brown the meatballs.

What to Serve with Spaghetti and Meatballs?

I like to serve this spaghetti meatballs recipe with a side of Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad, a slice of crusty bread is a must, and for dessert either a slice of Black Magic Cake or Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Can You Reheat Spaghetti and Meatballs?

Yes, you can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. To me, the microwave is the best option, but you can place your leftovers in a skillet and reheat on low until heated through.

Sometimes spaghetti can dry out a bit in the fridge. If this is the case, just add a couple of tablespoons of water before reheating it.

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Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Combining ground beef with Italian sausage makes the best meatballs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 566 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb bulk sweet or spicy Italian sausage
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 4 tbsp light olive oil for frying

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2- 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb spaghetti

Instructions
 

  • Make the meatballs: Using a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Italian sausage, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, dried minced onion, and water. I like to use my hand to make sure everything is well combined. Do not overmix
  • Divide the meat mixture into balls approximately the size of an ice cream scoop. Dredge the balls into the flour, shaking off any excess
  • Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven and brown the meatballs. Transfer the brown meatballs to a plate lined with a paper towel. Be careful, they are very tender. Don’t worry if they are not fully cooked by now. They will continue to cook in the sauce
  • Make the sauce: Remove any loose burnt bits and pieces of meatball from the bottom of the Dutch oven (don’t worry about removing anything stuck to the bottom), and add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and add the spices, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Return the meatballs to the pot and continue cooking for 20 more minutes.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions, drain, and add it to the pot with the sauce and meatballs. Stir gently and serve with grated parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil on top.
    Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 35gFat: 21g
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