Discover meals for truck drivers with Len Dubois Trucking of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Making your favourite¬†homemade meals in the truck is quick and easy, and it sure saves drivers a lot of money. Try this easy to make spaghetti and meatballs recipe, perfect for the crock pot and in truck¬†cooking. This recipe also freezes well, so if you’d rather cook at home, this is a great one to try out.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/8 c breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 c parmesan
  • 1/8 c chopped parsley
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c chicken broth
  • 170 g spaghetti

DIRECTIONS

  1. To make the meatballs, mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form into 16 meatballs and place in the bottom of a crock-pot.
  2. In another large bowl, mix together crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, oregano, and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  3. Cover crock-pot with lid and cook on high for 3 hours on low for 6.
  4. During the last hour of cooking add chicken broth and spaghetti noodles to crock-pot (you can break noodles in half to make fit in the crock-pot). Replace lid and continue cooking for the remaining hour.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  1. Skip the meatballs if you prefer, cooking the pasta sauce on high for 2 hours or low for 4; add the spaghetti and chicken broth, cover and cook for 45 minutes to an hour.