My Little Italian Aunts' Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

“These two aunts were born in Italy, and did their houses ever smell heavenly when this was on the stove. Of course, they had no "recipe" but this is my translation. It's a long-simmering sauce, great for a cold, rainy day. Aw,'s great any time!”
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients for the meatballs together and shape into golf-ball sized balls.
  2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and brown on all sides. Set aside.
  3. In a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook until onions are just softened -- do not burn the garlic.
  4. Add tomato paste and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, stirring very well after each addition.
  6. Add the meatballs, careful to avoid adding the grease from the frying pan.
  7. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook 4 hours.
  8. Serve over your favorite pasta with added parmesan cheese on top.

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