50 Pastas Meatball Mariana
For the Meatballs:
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
For the Sauce:
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, sliced
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt
  • 2 ½ cups Water
  • ½ Cup torn Basil
To Make the Meatballs:
  1. In the bowl of a food processer, pulse together the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic till finely chopped. Combine the carrot mixture with the meat, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese till mixed evenly. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, form 24 meat balls and set aside till ready to cook.
To Make the sauce:
  1. Sauté the garlic slices in the olive oil till golden brown over medium heat. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, water and season with the salt and red pepper flakes. Let the mix simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes stir in the torn basil then add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for 30 minutes till they are cooked all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti noodles according to the package. Once the meatballs are finished simmering in the sauce add the cooked noodles to the sauce. Toss together thoroughly so each noodle is mixed with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Recipe by janie-jean at https://janie-jean.com/2014/09/24/50-pastas-meatball-mariana/