Toby’s Spaghetti Extravaganza! With Meat balls

Toby’s Spaghetti Extravaganza! With Meat balls

I love Spaghetti… Nuf said.

Although I don’t think this particular recipe was my best, it was still really good. I used different ingredients this time, and I think the base sauce was little to sweet. But, everyone ate real big plates full so they must have liked it! So here we go!!

 

Things you will need:

  1. big ol crock pot, a large mixing bowl, a steaming pot, fry pan and a large pasta pot, veggy peeler, mixing spoons and micro grater
  2. 2 lbs. hamburger
  3. 1 pound Italian sausage
  4. Spaghetti noodle ( use as much as you want)
  5. 2 24 oz Cans of Tomato sauce ( or however you can get to 48 ounces)
    • Just a note: I used Hunts Traditional Pasta sauce that is really cheep at Walmart, that’s what i think gave it the sweeter taste. I would just use tomato sauce.
  6. 2 packets of Some kind of spaghetti flavoring. For this particular McCormick Italian Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce Mix ( also a bit on the sweet side but good)
  7. Onion powder
  8. Garlic powder
  9. Italian seasoning
  10. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  11. Garlic bread
  12. Salt
  13. Olive Oil
  14. 1/2 of a small zucchini
  15. Optional mushrooms See paragraph 2 below

How to make this master piece

Ok take 1 lb. of your hamburger and put it in a pan and get it browning. in the crock pot, dump in your tomato sauce, mix in your spaghetti seasoning, then taste. I like to add additional Garlic powder and Onion powder. Anyway season to taste. Turn your crock pot on to 6 hours.

Shredding Cucumber

Take you 1/2 of a small zucchini and peel it then micro grate it and put that into your sauce. NOTE: Doing it this way your children and your picky friends will never know there was a vegetable in the sauce. I did want to add mushrooms as well but those picky kids and friends can taste them a mile away. but you can hide those as well by making them tiny in a food chopper. Just adds more flavor!

Remember that hamburger we were browning? That should be done now. Chop that up into nice small pieces and through that in the sauce as well. Come back in about 5 hours to do the rest.

5 hours Later

Hamburger and Italian Sausage

OK, Get your steamer pot ready to go and get the water boiling.

In the large mixing bowl add the second lb of hamburger and the 1 lb of Italian sausage. sprinkle with a little salt and some Italian seasoning. Regular oregano will work too. get your hands in there and mix it all together until well blended. go ahead and start rolling the mixture into balls. make them as big or as small as you want. We made ours a bit bigger than a golf ball.

 

Steaming Meatballs

Frying Meatballs

Once you have them all rolled out your steam pot should be ready. Go ahead and put your meat balls in the steamer. Cook until they are about 145° degrees on the inside. While that is cooking get out one your pans and get it warming up. (You can use a little olive oil if you want in the pan).  When done steaming, put them in the pan and give them that pan fried cook look.

At this point we need to get our noodles together. You can set the meatballs aside in the microwave or something or just add them to your sauce, your choice.

preheat your oven for the bread, Get your pasta pot a boiling and get those noodles cooked ( see package for directions).

Get the bread cooked and sliced

Call the family to the table and DIG IN!!!!!!!!!! be sure you have some napkins around, all that slurping can cause a mess.

 

Have a good recipe? Let me know!!! I love food I want to try it all

 

I just thought of something, you can use the leftovers to make Grilled Cheese Spaghetti Sandwiches

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