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Spaghetti Con Carne

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.

Makes

4-6 servings

This is a hearty recipe that belonged to my grandparents, who homesteaded in Wyoming.—Carol Ice, Burlingham, New York

Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Cooked spaghetti

Directions

  1. For sauce, heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute garlic and onion; add tomato juice, chili powder and salt. Simmer 10 minutes. In a bowl, mix first eight meatball ingredients. Shape into 3/4-in. meatballs. Heat oil in a skillet and brown meatballs on all sides. Add meatballs to sauce. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve over spaghetti.

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