So everyone has their favorite recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs. I have tried to buy the tomato sauce, add spices let it cook a long time and then........... metal. That is all I tasted. I added more spices and sugar and seasonings and still some remnants of metal remained. So, until I can perfect a sauce of my own, what off the shelf sauce is the absolute best? Sal and Judy's hands down and no contest.
I am sorry if you don't live where I do but this sauce has been a staple of my pantry since 2003-2004 roughly. You can have it shipped to you...Here is the link and no, I'm not an affiliate. I just really think their sauce is the absolute best. And I like to share things that are the absolute best with my readers so here it is!! The taste is authentic, fresh and perfect right out the jar. I have gone to their restaurant here in Lacombe, Louisiana and I tried the sauce. It is the exact same sauce!
Now my kids and husband like meatballs so, I have found a recipe which is a conglomeration of other recipes that works best with this sauce and are super kid friendly, or at least they are kid friendly for my 1/2 Italian kids..lol.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Sal n Judy's Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb ground meat (I prefer sirloin)
1/2 onion chopped finely
2 tsp Italian Seasoning (Tones)
2 tsp Parsley (dried is what I use)
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c. Italian Bread Crumbs
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp brown sugar
Mozzarella Pearls (you could use just mozzarella cut up but this way the mozzarella is already cut up in the right size for you)
Put the above ingredients in a bowl with the exception of the mozzarella pearls. Combine together as evenly as you can.
Take a small amount and kind of make it into a meatball. Then take one of your fingers and put an indention in it. Put the mozzarella pearl in the meat indention. Then roll it into a ball. Put that meatball on a plate and continue making the rest into meatballs and set the remaining meatballs aside.
Put a little sauce in the bottom of the pot. Carefully place each meatball in the pot. Cover the meatballs with Sal and Judy's Original Sauce.
Let them cook for at least one hour. I usually cook them for longer but, if you are nervous, open a meatball up and if it is cooked, it is ready to eat.
Cook pasta, we like bowtie like it says on the box and now you have a great meal in not that much time!
Tip : Ask your family how many meatballs they are going to eat. I usually make the entire batch and freeze the rest! It makes for a perfect last minute meal that is delicious!
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