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Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs


A slightly sweet spaghetti sauce with melt in your mouth meatballs

Rate this recipe 2.9/5 (23 Votes)


  • 90 % lean ground beef I use 3 lbs so we have leftovers
  • 2 eggs
  • breadcrumbs 3/4 cu for mixing in meatballs and 1 cup set aside in bowl
  • onion
  • garlic
  • large jar spaghetti sauce
  • sugar can be brown or regular
  • Italian spices
  • basil
  • oregano
  • bay leaves
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • 1 or 2 beef boullion cubes or tsp ground
  • Have a crockpot waiting


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl put the 2 eggs in the bowl and stir with a fork or a whisk now add 1 tsp each spice to eggs and mix together then add 3/4 cup breadcrumbs and mix. now add ground beef with your hands mix well. Add 1/2 cup chopped onions and about 1 or 2 garlic cloves also chopped finely.

Step 2

Now make round meatballs about 2 inches round and roll meatballs in bowl of breadcrumbs and set on cookie sheet with aluminum foil on it that has been pre sprayed with Pam

Step 3

Now bake meatballs in the oven for approximately 30 minutes rolling them about every 8 minutes you want them cooked all the way, poke with a fork and make sure juice doesn't come out if it does bake a few more minutes.

Step 4

While meatballs are baking put sauce in crockpot add 1 TBSP chopped garlic (I use the garlic in a jar) add spices to your taste approximately 1tsp of each and 3 to 4 bay leaves. Add 1 TBSP sugar.
Turn crockpot on low

Step 5

When meatballs are cooked place them into crock pot , cook overnight on low stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Make your choice of pasta or just eat on a hoagie roll


Every now and then taste sauce and adjust seasoning to taste.
For a little spicier flavor add crushed red pepper to taste.

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