Saturday, December 15, 2012

Spaghetti with Jumbo Meatballs

This is one of our favorite dinners.  The meatballs are just delicious and who doesn't love spaghetti?!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Now, I know you're looking at the jar of spaghetti sauce and thinking, why didn't you make your own?  I have made my own in the past, but I just love love love the flavor of the Ragu sauce, so that's what I use.  You can make your own if you like =P

Spaghetti With Jumbo Meatballs


1 (24 oz) jar of your favorite Spaghetti sauce( Mine is Chunky Ragu Mama's Special Garden Sauce)
8 oz thin spaghetti noodles
2 cups chopped green and red bell peppers
1 medium onion, chopped
1 4 oz can sliced mushrooms
2 Tablespoons butter

For the Meatballs:

1 pound ground venison
1 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/4 cup diced onions
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 Tablespoon pepper

Directions For the Meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to Broil.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients.  Use a 1/4 cup to measure the size of each meatball.  Roll the meatball loosley in your hands.  Do not pack them. It will make the meatball dry and tough.
  • Place meatballs on a baking sheet and broil until brown.  (about 8 minutes)
  • Then turn your oven down to 300 Degrees F.  Cook throughout 10 minutes.


For the Spaghetti:

  • Put a pot of water on to boil for your spaghetti.  When it is boiling, put  noodles inside and boil to al dente. Drain, set aside until sauce is done.
  • Saute your onions in butter in a medium skillet until they are caramelized.  Set aside, and saute bell peppers and mushrooms in EVOO.   
  • Once done, combine onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, meatballs, and spaghetti sauce in pot and bring to a boil.  When it is boiling, take off the heat and add your noodles.  Combine well.
Serve with garlic bread =)

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