• Wendi’s Fail-Proof Meatballs

    MEATBALLSmy daughter, my son and I all LOVE italian food….pasta, spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, garlic, YUMMMM!!!!! we LOVE it!!!

    so i make LOTS of spaghetti and meatballs, or lasagna…it’s a filler and it’s not too expensive to make….lots of people always tell me that they CAN’T make meatballs…

    i always thought it was so simple…i guess it’s kinda like frying chicken, because they say theirs are burnt on the outside and raw in the center…it got me thinking, then asking just HOW DO THEY COOK THEM???? and the answer was ALWAYS the same…they FRY them!!

    and i always say…OHHHHHH NOOOOOO!!!!!! THAT’S what’s wrong!!!! i have NEVER fried a meatball in my life, and have NEVER served a raw/burnt meatball, either…so i have decided to share mu spaghetti and meatballs recipe this week….and YES….you guessed it…it’s EASY, QUICK, and NOT TOO EXPENSIVE!!!



    1 pkg ground beef

    1 reg size pkg BREAKFAST sausage (i use jimmy dean reg)

    1 egg

    1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

    your choice of seasonings (i used italian seasonings, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, salt & pepper)

    sliced fresh mushrooms

    chopped onion (sautéed in butter or oil with mushrooms)

    1 can of your FAVORITE spaghetti sauce

    2 cans of italian style diced tomatoes (drained)

    spaghetti noodles, cooked


    place ground beef, sausage, egg, breadcrumbs and a few italian spices in large bowl.

    mix up with hands and make balls ( a LITTLE smaller than a golf ball)

    place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

    while balls are cooking, saute’ onions and mushrooms in a little butter in a large pot on med heat until tender.

    add remaining ingredients and simmer on lo-med heat until balls are done.

    place balls in sauce and simmer for approximately 30 min longer.

    the only reason you need to cook longer is to have time to make the noodles, a side salad and garlic bread….


    About Wendi Conway

    Wendi Conway comes from a long line of cooks and her blog is designed to prove that cooking is not as hard as people seem to think it is. “I love to cook, and it is a passion of mine. Johnny also loves to cook, proving that cooking can’t be too hard if even the men can do it! “I also want to share meals and recipes that can be prepared on a budget. It doesn’t matter where I shop because I build my pantry around what is on sale this week. I enjoy doing it for my family, and I am really proud that I can build memories my children will always have.”
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