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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Mona’s Real Italian Meatballs & Spaghetti

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

My sister-in-law Edna recently sent me a copy of one of my mother’s recipes. What was so special about it was that it is in my mon’s handwriting. I only hav about a dozen of her recipes that are handwritten. So I thought I would share this one with you.

For the Sauce

1 stick Butter

1 cup Green Onions chopped

2 jumbo Onions chopped

1 cup chopped Celery

2 cups chopped Bell Pepper

1/2 cup chopped Parsley

5 toes Garlic chopped fine

2 tablespoons Italian dry Seasoning

5 Bay Leaves

Saute all ingredients 15 minutes in iron pot, then add one 2 1/2 can imported whole Italian tomatoes,let cook, slowly for 1 hour. Then add 3 cans imported tom paste 6oz, 3 cans tomato sauce 8oz, then 3 cups water. Salt and Pepper.  Let simmer another 2 1/2 hours then add the meatballs and simmer of 1/2 hour to 45 minutes on low heat.


3 pounds ground meat

1 cup green Onions chopped

1 large Onion chopped

2 cups Celery

1/2 cup chopped Parsley

1 cup Bell Peppers chopped

5 toes Garlic minced

6 Eggs

1 cup Breadcrumbs

Salt & Pepper

Mix all and make into balls. Saute in one cup Olive Oil until browned.


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