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Spaghetti & Meatballs

1 12 oz. can of tomato paste
1 10 oz. can tomato sauce
1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 lbs. good quality ground beef
1/2 fresh green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pkg. Lawry's Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning
4 pinches of crushed Bay leaf
2-3 Tbsp. Italian Herb
2-3 pinches of Sweet Basil
salt to taste
1 pkg. spaghetti noodles

Directions:

  • Saute onion until tender
  • Add & brown ground beef
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste & 2 cans of water; mix well with ground beef
  • Add Lawry's spaghetti sauce seasoning package; mix well
  • Add green pepper & stewed tomatoes with liquid; break tomatoes up into small pieces while stirring.
  • Add seasonings and salt, mix well.
  • Turn heat to low, simmer 40-50 minutes. OR, cook 6-8 hours in a slow cooker.
  • Cook the spaghetti noodles just prior to serving following package directions.
  • You may simmer spaghetti sauce longer if desired; stir every 15-30 minutes; add more water if necessary.

    OPTIONAL – If you like meatballs with your spaghetti, try the following:

  • Take a box of stuffing and blend it into a powder in a blender.
  • Mix it with a pound of hamburger and make meatballs about the size of ping pong balls.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes then put them in the spaghetti while it's still cooking.


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