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“Frank Sinatra’s Spaghetti”
Dear Mr. Sinatra,
Daaaaaang can you make Marinara sauce! This recipe was delicious! Simple and magnificent!
I found this recipe floating around Pinterest and knew I had to try it! Not many ingredients and not much time which is my kind of recipe on a busy day!
Original recipe found here:
Frank Sinatra’s Italian Tomato Sauce and Meatballs
Apparently Mr.Sinatra had a passion for spaghetti sauce and even came out with a line of sauces in the 1980s. Anything with his name on it is something I would buy, most certainly.
Since it is no longer sold in stores however a recipe to recreate it will have to do.
Frank Sinatra’s Meatball recipe
- 1/2 pound of ground beef ——-> I used 1lb of Ground Turkey to replace pork and beef.
- 1/2 of a pound ground pork
- 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs
- 2 eggs (which I forgot from the clipping)
- 1/2 of a cup parmesan/ romano Italian cheese blend
- 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- kosher salt to own taste
- freshly ground pepper to own taste
- Combine, ground beef, ground pork, Italian bread crumbs, parmesan/romano Italian cheese blend, chopped parsley, minced garlic, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Form meat mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball.
- Brown the meatballs in olive oil and reserve til sauce is made.Frank Sinatra’s Italian Tomato Sauce
- 1-28-ounce can Italian style tomatoes
- 1-28-ounce can of tomato purée
- 1/2 of a cup of olive oil
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley chopped
- 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 1 pound of dried pasta
- Extra chopped parsley for serving
- red pepper flakes for serving, optional
- Italian grated cheese blend, optional
In a frying pan, add the olive oil, the onion, and the four cloves garlic. Stir often over medium heat until onion is golden. Remove garlic cloves and discard.Drain the Italian-style canned tomatoes, saving 1/4 of a cup of the liquid. Place the liquid from the canned Italian-style and tomato purée in the blender for about 6 seconds.Add the drained tomatoes and blended tomato purée in the a sauce pot; cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat.Season the Marinara sauce with fresh parsley, dried thyme, and kosher salt, and black pepper stir the sauce well; simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring sauce a few times. Cook 1 pound of pasta according to the package directions for al dente style pasta, drain pasta once was done, rinse if desired and re-drain.Pour spaghetti on the heated platter, cover with the sauce.Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese.
I have a huge pot of this and am super excited to spend the next few days nibbling away at it!
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