Nothing says Mama's cooking like Spaghetti & Meatballs. Slap Ya Mama's Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe is sure to give you that familiar sensation of Mama's cooking. Complete with beef, pork, and seasoned meatballs with our special original blend and hot pepper sauce. Whip up some today!
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup red wine or ½ cup water
- 1 can crushed tomatoes, 28oz
- 1 can tomato sauce, 8oz
- ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, minced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
- 8 fresh whole basil leaves, chiffonade (topping)
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese (topping)
- 1 ½ - 2 pounds spaghetti pasta, cooked to package directions
In a large bowl, combine meat, garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend and Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce. Combine lightly with a fork. Using your hands, lightly form approximately 16 meatballs; about 2” in size each. Place formed meatballs on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 7 to 10 minutes to help them become firm.
In a large 12” skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, very carefully place 5 to 7 meatballs in oil. Brown meatballs on all sides, turning with a fork or spatula; approximately 10 minutes per batch. Removed and drain on a paper towel covered plate and set aside. Discard the oil in the skillet but do not clean the skillet.
In the same skillet, add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine or water, parsley, sugar and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Mix well and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Gently stir in meatballs, careful not to break up meatballs. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Gently stir a couple of times during simmer.
Serve over spaghetti and top with Parmesan and basil. Enjoy!