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Italian Spaghetti And Meat Balls

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Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Canned tomatoes 10 Ounce (Half Of No. 2 Can, About 3 1/2 Cups)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Anise seed 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Long spaghetti 8 Ounce (1 Package)
Directions

Combine meat with next 7 ingredients; form in about 36 one-inch balls.
In large skillet, brown meat slowly in small amount of hot fat.
Add remaining ingredients except spaghetti.
Simmer uncovered (don't boil), stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 to 2 hours or till thick.
Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water (about 1 tablespoon salt to 3 quarts water) till tender but still firm.
Drain.
Serve meat balls and sauce over spaghetti.
Pass Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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