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Ingredients:

Meatballs
  • 2 - Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cups - Dry Whole-Wheat Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cups - Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
  • 1/2 cups - Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cups - Minced Fresh Parsley
  • 3 cloves - Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons - Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 8 ounces - Lean Ground Beef
  • 8 ounces - Ground Pork or Italian Pork Sausage
  • 8 ounces - Ground Veal
  • Sauce & Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoons - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cups - Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 3 cloves - Garlic, Finely Chopped
  • 2 teaspoons - Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoons - Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 cups - Red Wine
  • 28 ounces - Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 14 ounces - Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 pounds - Whole-Wheat Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoons - Fresh Oregano, Finely Chopped
  • Directions:

    To Prepare Meatballs
    1. Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup onion, cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Add beef, pork (or sausage) and veal; gently mix until combined (do not overmix). Using 1/4 cup for each, make 16 meatballs and place in a 6-quart slow cooker.
    To Prepare Sauce and Spaghetti:
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 cup onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add wine and boil for 1 minute. Add crushed and diced tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
    3. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.
    4. 30 minutes before you're ready to eat, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
    5. Spoon any fat off the sauces; add oregano. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti with extra Parmesan, if desired.

    Brief Description

    The ultimate Italian comfort food, done right~

    Main Ingredient:

    Pasta

    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 45 min
    Cook Time: 4 hour(s)

    Notes

    Stovetop Variation: Make the sauces (Step 2) in a large pot instead of a skilled, then gently add the meatballs to the simmering sauces. Cover and gently simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 1 hour.

    Posted By:

    CHL

    Posted On:

    June 15, 2016

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