A meaty, full-bodied spaghetti sauce with meatballs. Enough to feed a crowd for a casual get together! Good crusty Italian bread compliments this dish.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add Italian sausage, beef chunks, sausage links, onion, and garlic: cook and stir until meat is thoroughly done. Stir in tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, and cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer sauce over low heat for 1 hour.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck beef, eggs, bread, Romano cheese, salt and pepper, and a pinch of parsley flakes. Shape into golf ball size meatballs.

  • Pour vegetable oil into a large skillet. Add meatballs, and cook over medium heat until lightly browned. Place meatballs in spaghetti sauce, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain well, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir 1 cup sauce into the noodles to help prevent sticking.

  • Serve sauce with meatballs over pasta.

Nutrition Facts

993.5 calories; 49.5 g protein; 94.1 g carbohydrates; 164.8 mg cholesterol; 1091.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
its great!!!!!just takes to long to make.....but other than that its great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2007
I did not care for this one - I liked the variety of meat but the sauce had no flavor...There did not seem to be a reason to cook it for so long either... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
its great!!!!!just takes to long to make.....but other than that its great! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
its great!!!!!just takes to long to make.....but other than that its great! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2007
I did not care for this one - I liked the variety of meat but the sauce had no flavor...There did not seem to be a reason to cook it for so long either... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2016
Enough to feed a crowd is right! The recipe is easily halved and that is what I did. I was a little confused about the sausage I am not 100% sure what the chef's intentions were since we were dealing two type of sausage and it was never made clear if there was a different processes for them so I de-cased the Sweet Italian sausage and added that when called for. I Browned the Pork Sausage links par cooked them then added them with the meatballs to the sauce. The Meatballs were flavorful and the sauce was good I added more cinnamon than called for and won't be doing that again. Very good one stop recipe that will please. Read More