Jansen's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

Jansen's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

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"I usually spend an afternoon preparing this and freeze leftovers in batches because it's that good. It will easily feed six or you can cut the entire recipe in half. Serve over your favorite spaghetti."
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2 h 15 m servings 416 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 148 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 1849 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. For the sauce, combine the chopped tomatoes, 2 cans tomato paste, tomato sauce, 4 teaspoons oregano, 2 teaspoons parsley, basil, 2 teaspoons sugar, salt, 6 cloves garlic, olive oil, and red wine in a large, heavy pot. Cover, and cook over medium heat until bubbling. Uncover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for at least one hour, stirring often.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine the meatloaf mix, corn flakes, eggs, 3 garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons tomato paste, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 2 tablespoons dried parsley, 1 tablespoon sugar, garlic salt, nutmeg, and black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well with a large fork. Form the meat mixture into 1 1/2 inch firm balls. Place the meatballs on the prepared pan.
  4. Bake meatballs until browned and cooked though, about 20 to 30 minutes. Drop cooked meatballs into hot spaghetti sauce, and serve immediately.


  • Cooks Notes:
  • For light and tasty meatballs, use a fork to combine the meat mixture. Meatballs may be tough if over-worked with a spoon.
  • For the tastiest meatballs, be sure to use a good quality Parmesan cheese.



just okay.. The cinnamon is overpowering and seems out of place--I'd omit it altogether if I were to ever make this again. And we prefer the usual bread crumbs vs cornflakes in our meatballs. ...

I used fire-roasted tomatoes, organic tomato sauce and paste, homemade italian seasoning (I like a little more spice in my sauce) and I added half a pound of chopped mushrooms, one diced red pep...

The sauce was okay used it on spaghetti (added a big more sugar and italian seasoning). Didn't make the meatballs.

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