Recipe by Pam Anderson
"Mama Mia! This favorite Italian red sauce with meatballs and sausage dish is so easy and wonderful."
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onion, cut into medium dice
2 (28 ounce) cans
whole peeled tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can
ground black pepper
8 (4 ounce) links
lean ground beef
dry bread crumbs
finely chopped fresh parsley
grated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
I was in a hurry when making this recipe and did read the full directions. Instead of browning the sausage and adding it to the sauce seperately I added it to the meatball mixture. And actually they were very good meatballs, some of the best I ever made and I will probably split the meat with half sausage half hamburger from now on.
As for the rest of the recipe. The amount of fat in this recipe is horrible, so in an attempt to decrease it I used turkey sausage and cut the amount by half. I still ended up with 20 2 oz meatballs. Which was more than I needed for the sauce. I cooked under the broiler for 10 minutes to drain some of the fat and added to the sauce in a slow cooker for another 2 hours to finish cooking. I used chopped canned tomatoes as another reviewer suggested. Based on the amount of meat I had, there was not nearly enough sauce and I found the sauce rather unflavorful. I doubled the amount of sugar and added extra basil and oregano. We had plenty of spagetti sauce for 6 dinners. I then had a lot of meatballs left over without enough sauce, so I sent them to work with my husband as meatball sandwiches.
Overall, after some doctoring we enjoyed the recipe very much and as I said, my screw up made some of the best meatballs I have ever made.
I was in the kitchen for a couple of hours making this recipe, and it was not worth the time at all. The sauce did not taste very good in the end - my husband didn't like it at all.
use 2 cans of crushed tomatoes instead of whole .
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pam's Red Sauce with Meatballs and Sausage
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 331
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