Meatballs and Sauce with Pasta

Whether you like your meatballs and sauce with penne or linguini, it is delicious either way. There is nothing like a nice hot home cooked meal with friends or family after a long day. To make the meal come to life here is a great recipe that has been made for many years. Read on to learn how to prepare this easy and delicious dinner.

Ingredients for the Meatballs

• 2 Pounds of Hamburger
• 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Onion
• 1 Clove of Minced Garlic
• 2 Tablespoons Parsley
• 1 Teaspoon Oregano
• ½ Teaspoon Basil
• ¾ Teaspoon Salt
• 1 Pinch of Pepper
• 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
• 1 Whole Egg
• Cooking Oil

Making the Meatballs

• Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together well until everything is combined. Then shape the mixture into 1 ½ inch meatballs. Place on a plate as they wait to be cooked.
• Put a tablespoon or two of cooking oil in the bottom of a frying pan and turn your burner on medium heat. Set meatballs 1 inch or more apart in the pan. Brown meatballs thoroughly and then set them on a clean plate.
• Once all the meatballs are browned it is time to make the sauce and boil the noodles. Take this time to put the water on to boil according to the directions on your pasta package. Once finished drizzle with olive oil and place back in the pot with a lid to keep warm.

Ingredients for the Sauce

• ¼ Cup Salad Oil
• ¼ Cup Chopped Onion
• 1 Clove of Minced Garlic
• 2 Tablespoons Parsley
• 2 Teaspoons of Oregano
• 1 Teaspoon of Basil
• 2 Teaspoons of Salt
• 1 Teaspoon Powdered Garlic
• ¼ Teaspoon Ground Pepper
• 1 Large Can Diced Tomatoes
• 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

Making the Sauce

• In a large saucepan place all your ingredients one by one and then turn your burner on medium heat. Slowly mix the sauce and allow it to come to a boil. Once it boils turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
• Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for an additional 20 minutes to ensure the flavors are deep in the meatballs and sauce. Then place a generous serving of pasta on each plate with a good amount of sauce and five to seven meatballs. Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan cheese on the side. Enjoy!

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