FOX 8 Recipe Box: Sister Donna’s Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Recipe from Sister Donna Capuano, Ursuline Motherhouse Coordinator & amateur chef

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Sister Donna's Spaghetti & Meatballs Sauce


  • 1 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 12 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 t. minced garlic orĀ 1 clove
  • 1 t. each oregano, basil, parsley
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 lb. pork country ribs



  1. Into a large pot empty sauce and paste, refill both cans with water and mix together.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Add garlic, oregano, basil and parsley flakes and stir until mixed.
  4. Cut sausage and ribs into 2 inch pieces and brown in oven.
  5. After meat is browned, place into sauce and let it simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Sister Donna's tip: the longer it simmers, the better it will taste!




  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t minced garlic or 1 clove
  • 1 t. each oregano, basil, parsley flakes
  • 1 lb. ground beef



  1. Mix ground meat, bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley flakes and egg.
  2. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on broiler pan to brown in the oven.