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Spaghetti With Meatballs

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti 1⁄2 Pound (750 Gram)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 50 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)
  Chopped fresh basil/Parsley 50 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)
  Hot pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
For meatballs
  Sweet italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound (250 Grams)
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound (750 Grams)
  Eggs 2
  Dry bread crumbs 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For sauce
  Olive oil 25 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Carrot 1 , diced
  Stalk celery 1 , diced
  Sliced mushrooms 750 Milliliter (3 Cups)
  Tomatoes 2 Can (20 oz)
Directions

MEATBALLS: Remove sausage meat from casings.
In bowl, combine sausage meat, beef, eggs, crumbs, salt and pepper; form into 4 dozen 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls.
Bake on rimmed baking sheets in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside; drain off fat.
SAUCE: Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat; cook onion, garlic, carrot, celery and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
Add tomatoes, mashing with fork; cook for about 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Add meatballs; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Sauce can be cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day; reheat before continuing.)
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well and arrange on plates.
Top each serving with sauce; sprinkle with cheese, basil, and hot pepper flakes (if using).

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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