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RO's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"This is home-cooked comfort food that bring back all the pleasant memories of your childhood."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 551 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, onion, tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons chopped basil in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer gently for at least 40 minutes.
  2. While the sauce simmers, combine ground beef, graham cracker crumbs, eggs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, parsley, and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large bowl. Mix well with clean hands, and shape into 20 walnut-size meatballs. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; fry meatballs until browned and cooked though, about 10 minutes. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce, and simmer gently while boiling the pasta.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; stir in spaghetti. Cook the pasta until it has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well. Carefully toss the spaghetti with the sauce and meatballs. Serve, sprinkling each plate with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 551 calories; 25.4 g fat; 61.7 g carbohydrates; 19.6 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 400 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was the first time I have ever made meatballs. I was intrigued by the use of graham cracker crumbs in this recipe and thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth...

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My son made most of this dish by himself, with me a relief cook just jumping in when he needed it. I asked him to increase the garlic in the sauce to a few more minced cloves. There were no othe...

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My son made most of this dish by himself, with me a relief cook just jumping in when he needed it. I asked him to increase the garlic in the sauce to a few more minced cloves. There were no othe...

This was the first time I have ever made meatballs. I was intrigued by the use of graham cracker crumbs in this recipe and thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth...

We loved the meatballs... they had a nice taste, not to overwhelming. Will definately make them again

This was excellent. The sweetness from the graham crackers wasn't overpowering, but made this stand out.

My first thought was "hmmmmmmm...graham crackers...." ---- but the meatballs were good! Both boys (7,9) loved them. Smooth taste. I added chopped onions and cracked pepper. *** WALNUT size...

Super tasty! Will definitely make these again. They seemed a bit mushy when making them but they turned out great.

Just made the meatballs: I was worried they'd be too sweet, so I made sure to get plain graham crackers (NOT honey or cinnamon), used a bit more meat, some salt, pepper, minced onions, and some ...

My husband said these were the best meatballs I ever made, and I've made a lot of meatballs! I bet they would be good as an appetizer in cocktail sauce, too. thanks!

I used Cheese Itz instead of graham crackers cuz that's what I had and I found the consistency to be almost unmoldable. Maybe the graham crackers make the difference?? But I also used 16 oz of m...