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Mostaccioli and Meat Balls

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My husband always prepared this for New Year's Eve.

Ingredients

1/2 pound hot Italian sausage
1/2 pound mild Italian sausage
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 can (16-ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (12-ounces) tomato paste
1-1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Meatballs:
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Pasta:
1 pound mostaccioli, cooked and drained

Instructions

Cut sausage into 1/2-inch pieces, brown on all sides in heavy pan and drain well. Saute onion in butter in Dutch oven or large heavy pan. Add drained sausage and remaining ingredients. Simmer for 3 hours. For meat balls, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper and cheese. Form into meat balls, using one tablespoon per ball. Brown on all sides in skillet; to reduce fat, you may cook them in a microwave until minutes longer to blend flavors. Serve over hot mostaccioli noodles.

Dot Christiansen
Bettendorf



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