Food

Spaghetti Meatballs


It’s been a very long time since my last post about food (last one was in 2016). So why don’t I share one before the year changing.

Last weekend I invited my newlywed friend to have lunch at my place. I chose to cook pasta since it’s easy and they both love pasta. But I wanna make something that I haven’t tried before. So I tried to make this spaghetti meatballs. In my view, it’s just a regular bolognese, but you roll the meat into balls. That’s it.

I found the reference from here, of course with adjustment here and there with what I had in hand.

Here are what you need (4 portions):
225 gr spaghetti (cook according to the package)

Meatballs:
500 gr ground beef
3 pcs white bread
1/3 cup (80 ml) water
1 egg
50 gr cheddar cheese, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
100 gr All purpose flour, for coating

Sauce:
2 packages (500 gr) Del Monte Spaghetti sauce
2 tomatoes, take out the seed, diced
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp Dried oregano

How to:

  1. Meatballs: combine all ingredients in one big bowl. Use your hand and mixed it until well combined. Form 16-18 meatballs, and roll each meatball in flour.
  2. Heat non stick skillet with 3 tbsp vegetable oil, and saute meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs and set aside.
  3. Sauce: on the same skillet (add more oil if needed), saute onion and garlic until fragrant and onion seems translucent.
  4. I like to put my dried herbs at this point, and saute it again for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add Del Monte spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes.
  6. Add meatballs back into the pan and let it simmer gently for about 30 mins.
  7. While waiting for the sauce, you can cook your pasta as instructed on the packaging.
  8. Finishing: pour sauce and meatballs over spaghetti and toss until combine. Serve on a single plate with more grated cheese on top. (if you have enough time, go make your own garlic bread)

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