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Family Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Classic Italian-style Family Spaghetti and Meatballs is sure to be a hit around your table. This favorite Old World recipe takes a few today shortcuts, but is full of home-style flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound spaghetti

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, pepper, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and salt; mix well and form into 12 meatballs.
  2. In a soup pot, brown meatballs with onion over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 35 to 40 minutes, or until no pink remains in beef, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  4. Serve meatballs and sauce over spaghetti.



Go ahead and add some garlic or any other favorite seasonings to the sauce, if you want, or, if you have time, make your own sauce from scratch. It's your family dish.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 788
  • Calories from Fat 201
  • Total Fat 22g 34 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 1.1g 0 %
  • Protein 41g 82 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 126mg 42 %
  • Sodium 1,807mg 75 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 102g 34 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.1g 17 %
  • Sugars 12g 0 %

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No breadcrumbs in the meatballs?

Yes, that is correct. There are no bread crumbs in this meatball recipe.

just wanting to hear from others on any special sauce that is being used for this?

I think putting green peppers in meat balls is ok I like it & I like changing some recipes around. everbody has there own taste about doing things. Thanks Mr Food I enjoy your recipes .

You don't put bell peppers in meat balls, but you do put onion and garlic !!!!


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