Good Ol’ Spaghetti and Meatballs

If you are a famous cat created by a man from Indiana, who are you? Here are a few hints, you love spaghetti. And Pizza. And anything Italian. Yep, you guessed it, Garfield. I am starting to believe Garfield and my son might be two peas in a pod. He likes everything in the latest cookbook I am reviewing from Gooseberry Patch.

Good Ol' Spaghetti and Meatballs
And my son loved this Good Ol’ Spaghetti and Meatballs. It was “homemade” sauce even. Well, homemade with three cans of Red Gold Tomatoes.

Spaghetti Ingredients

So, I might have vary from the recipe. This is my friend’s fault. Katie shared her brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and McCormick thick and zesty spaghetti pack.

secret spaghetti sauce ingredients

The results. Awesome. I even used frozen meatballs and no one noticed. Or cared. Or both. Regardless, a big batch of Good Ol’ Spaghetti and Meatballs for every one of my swimmers to fill up on!

Bowl of Spaghetti and MeatballsNow, if there was just a secret ingredient to getting help with the dishes.

Good Ol’ Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a quick weeknight meal sure to fill up active kids. Three secret ingredients are sure to make it a weekly favorite!
  • 2, 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2, 6 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • ⅔ c water
  • 1 t. Italian seasoning
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Packet McCormick thick and zesty Spaghetti seasoning
  • 24 meatballs, thawed if frozen
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
  2. While the spaghetti cooks, in a saucepan, combine undrained tomatoes, tomoto sauce, water, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add brown sugar, vinegar and spaghetti seasoning. Stir to combine and simmer for five minutes.
  4. Add meatballs and simmer till meatballs are heated through.
  5. Ladle sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti.
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