Italian Spaghetti with Meat Balls!

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Hi Friends!

I have been busy testing out my Grandma’s recipes with Mable and Cruella. We love them all. So we like to make the food and then we eat it up so fast! Pudge likes to have his share of the treats too, but sometimes we eat too much. Uh oh Pudge! Sorry about that.

My Grandma was a really good cook and she never put a bad meal on the table so I am so proud and happy to share these family recipes with you. Who knows, you make like to use them to try a change or pace or introduce a new family tradition! These are old fashioned in some of the ingredients and techniques, but they have stood the test of time and we really enjoy them.

Today I will share a recipe for Italian Spaghetti with Meat Balls. It is so delicious!


Meat Balls:

1 1/2 pounds of ground round steak
1 Cup Cracker Crumbs
2 Eggs

1/2 pound of spaghetti
1/4 shortening
1 onion, finely minced
1 green pepper, chopped fine
3 fresh large tomatoes – or you can use canned, drained
1 can mushrooms, drained or you can use fresh
2 teaspoons, salt
1 teaspoon, sugar


Make the meatballs by mixing together and brown in shortening in a large frying pan, add the onion and green pepper, cook until onion is golden brown. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and spaghetti (dry). Stir well. Place lid on the skillet and cook on high until steam escapes. Turn switch to “Off” and finish on “Free Heat”.

Very simple recipe and you can add other ingredients too. Today many of us may use whole wheat pasta which is certainly fine for this recipe too!



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