For sauce: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic، minced 28 ounce can whole peeled plum tomatoes 12 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons sugar 14 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons fresh sliced basil leaves
For meatballs: 2 slices soft bread، white or wheat، crusts removed (34 cup fresh crumbs) 13 cup milk (I use 1%) 1 egg 1 clove garlic، minced 1 Tablespoon parmesan 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley 12 teaspoon Italian spices 14 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste 34 pound ground sirloin 8-10 ounces spaghetti
Directions In a food processor pulse bread to make soft crumbs. Place crumbs in a bowl and add milk. Let stand. In the food processor، pulse canned tomatoes until smooth. To start sauce، in a large pot، at least 7 inches across the bottom، sauté garlic in oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and seasonings (except basil)، bring to a boil and cook، uncovered while you make the meatballs. Lower the heat if it splatters but keep it bubbling. To the breadmilk mixture، add egg، garlic، parmesan، parsley & spices and combine well. Add meat، mixing gently by hand. Shape into eight 2-inch balls and place gently into the sauce. Once sauce bubbles again، cook، undisturbed and uncovered، for 20 minutes. While meatballs cook، put on water for pasta and cook per package directions. Just before serving، add basil to the sauce. Drain spaghetti and stir in some of the sauce. Top with meatballs and extra sauce.