Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spaghetti Sauce with Giant Meatballs - Red Gold Tomatoes Review/Giveaway!

I've had some ground sausage in my freezer for a while now.  It was right on top, staring at me when I went into my deep freeze the other day.  So, I took that as a sign, and I put it in the fridge to defrost.  Coincidentally, a couple days letter, I got a very special delivery from Red Gold Tomatoes!  I knew the two were meant to go together!

I wanted to "beef" up my sausage, so I grabbed a small package of ground beef I had in the freezer, defrosted it and got to making meatballs!  Not just ANY meatballs mind you, GIANT meatballs!  Now, this is partially because I thought they would be cool, but also because I did not have the time to stand at the counter, roll a bunch of meatballs and then stand at the stove and brown all those meatballs.  Nope!  This was quick and easy and you don't have to worry about those meatballs being under-cooked because they will simmer away in your spaghetti sauce all day!

This was absolutely delicious!  My husband couldn't stop telling me how good it was!  That's ALWAYS a good sign!  My daughter usually picks around all the meat in her spaghetti sauce, but ate some of the meatballs with enthusiasm!!!!  SCORE!!!!

Now, on to my Red Gold Tomatoes!!!!  I was sent a variety pack of 6 different Red Gold Tomato products.  For this recipe, I chose to use the Red Gold Tomato Sauce, Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes and Red Gold Stewed Tomatoes.  It was a trio made in heaven!  They turned into an absolutely delicious spaghetti sauce!  I've cooked with Red Gold tomatoes many times before, and I have never been disappointed.  They have always been fresh and flavorful tomato products!

On Red Gold's website, you can find recipes along with an easy meal planner.  You can also join Red Gold on Facebook by clicking here!  Now, Red Gold has agreed to give one of YOU a variety pack just like they sent me!!!!  Yay!!!  To enter, you must follow the directions below on Rafflecopter.  

Spaghetti Sauce with GIANT Meatballs

Ingredients: (Serves 6-8)
1 lb. mild sausage
3/4 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 pkg. onion soup mix
1 egg
1 15oz. can Red Gold Tomato Sauce
1 14.5oz. can Red Gold Stewed Tomatoes
1 15oz. can Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes
4 cups water
4 Tbsp. Garlic Powder (oh yeah, and it's SOOOO good!)
2 Tbsp. Minced Onion (I used Tastefully Simple Onion Onion)
1.5 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil

In a bowl, place the ground sausauge, ground beef, Bread crumbs, onion soup mix and egg.
Mix it all together.
Form your mixture into 2-3" meatballs to make GIANT meatballs!
Place them in a frying pan.
You're going to want to brown all sides.  They do not have to be cooked all the way through.
They will look like this when browned.
While they are cooking, it's time to work on your sauce.
Get your Red Gold Tomatoes ready and pour them into your crock!
Add all the garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, oregano, basil and minced onion.
Your meatballs should be about done by now, so add those on top.
Pour about 4 cups of water on top of that.
Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
Serve over your favorite pasta!

*This giveaway is open to US Residents Only.  Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Best of luck to you!

*All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.  I was given some Red Gold Product in exchange for my review and honest opinion.  The recipe above was created by me and is soley mine.

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  1. I would make spaghetti, too! Yum!

  2. I would make some pasta dishes like Sausage with tomatoes and cream sauce and spaghetti sauce. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  3. I would make homemade pasta sauce with meatballs

  4. I would be making spaghetti sauce....I've been reminded numerous times lately, that I haven't made it in a while!

  5. I would make goulash

  6. I would make bruschetta. Yum!!

  7. I would make a really awesome hearty chili!

  8. Im thinking something with chicken!

  9. I would make lasagna with sauce that has simmered ALL day.

  10. Pasta sauce

    Sarah Allen

  11. I want to make their Fresh Basil Tomato Salad.


  13. Spaghetti or chili or tacos or enchiladas--something yummy, and likely in a crockpot! ;)

  14. Something in a slow cooker, of course--minestrone, veg chili, etc.

    jmb715 (at)

  15. mmmm I think I would try this if I win the red gold tomatoes!

  16. I would make either chili or the spaghetti and super big meatballs. Love spaghetti dinners with friends and lots of laughter.

    1. THanks for the response! THe contest closed in April, but I still appreciate you taking the time to comment :)

  17. My son made this recipe last week, and it is delicious! It made a lot of extra sauce, so I made a pasta casserole a few days later, and it was delicious also!