Spaghetti and Monster Meatballs

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@HazySue (21334)
United States
July 23, 2017 11:53am CST
My husband has mentioned monster meatballs to me several times this past week. I used to make great big meatballs and spaghetti sauce for him. For some reason he wanted these huge meatballs. So I would make them ever now and then. I stopped for a while and started making them ping pong ball size of having the meat loose in the sauce. To tell you the truth, I have never been a big fan of these huge meatballs. They were big, reaching the tennis ball size, but he liked them so I made them. Yesterday I finally broke down and surprise him with his giant meatballs. I have to say I was glad I did. He enjoyed them so much. Plus, we now have some leftover meatballs that will make some great meat ball subs.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
23 Jul
We only ever bought the small size ones, from the store (frozen). But an Italian resturant called 'buca di beppo' had really huge ones ! And theu were good. That was nice of you to surprise him like that
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@MALUSE (40139)
• Germany
23 Jul
buca di Beppo --- Beppo's hole
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
23 Jul
@MALUSE what
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@MALUSE (40139)
• Germany
24 Jul
@Courtlynn I felt like translating the name of the restaurant from Italian into English. That was all.
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@velvet53 (16597)
• Palisade, Colorado
23 Jul
My one DIL makes monster meatballs. I prefer the smaller ones but like you, they are good for sub sanwichs.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
Even though they were huge they did have a great flavor. I still like them smaller though.
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@velvet53 (16597)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Jul
@HazySue I bet they were good. My DIL uses a sauce that has vodke in it. I had never heard of that before but they are good.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
25 Jul
@velvet53 it sounds like an interesting sauce.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
23 Jul
Meatball subs sound good. That was nice of you. :-)
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I love my meatball subs. He likes them better on spaghetti.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
24 Jul
@HazySue I saw on a cooking show how they constructed a "bun" out of noodles, cheese and egg (like the cheese layer in lasagna) -- looked good but... putzy
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
25 Jul
@FayeHazel There are so many interesting things you can make out there. I like trying new things.
@Hannihar (36407)
8 Dec
That was sweet of you. I like making spaghetti and like it. I have never been good at making meat balls period.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
8 Dec
I learned from my Aunt Bea how to make meatballs and meatloaf. Believe it or not they are pretty much the same.
@Hannihar (36407)
8 Dec
@HazySue That is great Susan. I think I taught myself how to make meatloaf. I still have to figure out how to make it in the crock pot.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
8 Dec
@Hannihar I haven't tried making meatloaf in a crockpot. If I find h out how I'll let you know how it turns out.
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• United States
23 Jul
That looks delicious, however I like small meatballs lol
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
They sure made great meatball subs.
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• United States
24 Jul
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
24 Jul
Many years ago, I had lunch in an Italian restaurant in Boston and ordered spaghetti and meatballs. What it ended up being was a plate of pasta with sauce and one enormous meatball. From that point on, that is how I started making mine. I can relate to your husband's preference. I, too, like those jumbo meatballs, and I couldn't even tell you why. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I find them to be more tender than smaller meatballs that can end up overcooking and being tough. When I make my giant meatballs, I don't precook them first but add them raw right to the sauce and let them simmer all day long. They literally melt in your mouth that way! In this case, bigger IS better!
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I brown mine and then put them in the sauce for the day.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
24 Jul
That looks delicious. Good that you surprised your husband , he must have definitely felt happy and more than that . I can understand that when my mom cooks something according to my interest..I feel like more than happy which cannot be described...lol
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
He was surprised and happy. He loves his spaghetti this way.
@youless (91498)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Jul
This dish looks so attractive for me. But I have to say that these meatballs are so huge
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
They are big for sure. That's why I call them monster meatballs.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
23 Jul
Sounds good. I am glad he enjoyed them so much.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
Actually they turned out pretty good.
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@Corbin5 (106324)
• United States
23 Jul
Mighty big meatballs, for sure!!!
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
They certainly were big. I don't know why he likes them that big.
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• United States
23 Jul
There are so many things I could say but they would probably ban me if I did LOL
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I know what you mean. I thought of a few things myself.
@marguicha (94665)
• Chile
23 Jul
The title of your post reminded me that I have meatballs in tomato sauce in the fridge. So I´m heating water to boil some pasta to go with them for lunch. Thanks.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I love leftover spaghetti sauce. Enjoy your lunch.
@silvermist (20100)
• India
23 Jul
That was really nice of you to have made Spaghetti and Mobster Meat balls.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I don't make them often but he sure appreciates it when I do.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
23 Jul
Lovely that you made that surprise for your husband. I prefer medium sized meatballs.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
So do I. I used to buy the small frozen ones but decided I liked the meatballs a little bigger.
• United States
23 Jul
Your meatballs do look good and one of my favorite meals is spaghetti & meatballs. I prefer meatballs on the larger size but not as big as baseballs.
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@HazySue (21334)
• United States
24 Jul
I like mine a little smaller, more medium size.