Thursday, April 10, 2008

Homemade Pasta Sauce & Meatballs

The meatballs are my adaptation of my great-grandma Bellino's recipe. The tomato sauce is my wayof cutting down on sugar (have you seen how much is in the jars?!)


1 lb ground beef
1 egg
2 slices bread, wet and squeezed
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup parmesean
1 tbsp parsley

Combine all ingredients. Roll into balls. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.


1 10 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 small carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 tsp each salt, parsley and basil

Pour tomatoes into saute pan and add all other ingreidents. Simmer over medium heat for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, make pasta according to box instructions. Add cooked pasta to sauce in saute pan and toss (this makes the pasta a lot more flavorful). Add meatballs and toss. Serve with more parmesean.

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