"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." — Jansen
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2 (28 ounce) cans
2 (6 ounce) cans
2 (8 ounce) cans
1 1/4 pounds
ground meatloaf mix (beef, pork veal)
1 1/2 cups
crushed corn flakes cereal
grated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
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. 1 Tb of sugar for 1 1/4 lb meat is too much--they were too sweet and the cornflakes gave a strange taste and texture.
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 pepper and one chopped onion to the sauce, that I sauteed in with the garlic in the olive oil before adding everything else. I used brown sugar instead of white in the sauce. Because I don't keep cornflakes on hand, I used a mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. I didn't need the full amount, a half cup was plenty. I did not add sugar to the meatballs because there was sugar in the sauce. I also used homemade italian seasoning in the meatballs. The meatballs held up well but weren't my favorite. The sauce was pretty good and complimented the meatballs well. I liked that recipe baked the meatballs seperately so I could pour the grease off before adding them to the sauce. I think from now on, I'll use a mixture of the beef, pork and veal because that made for a great meatball. I liked the nutmeg, too. It was different in a meat sauce but tasty. I don't think I'd add as much next time, I think 1/4 of a teaspoon would be just right.
The sauce was okay used it on spaghetti (added a big more sugar and italian seasoning). Didn't make the meatballs.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jansen's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 167
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