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)
500 gr ground beef
3 pcs white bread
1/3 cup (80 ml) water
50 gr cheddar cheese, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
100 gr All purpose flour, for coating
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
- 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.
- Heat non stick skillet with 3 tbsp vegetable oil, and saute meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs and set aside.
- Sauce: on the same skillet (add more oil if needed), saute onion and garlic until fragrant and onion seems translucent.
- I like to put my dried herbs at this point, and saute it again for 1-2 minutes.
- Add Del Monte spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes.
- Add meatballs back into the pan and let it simmer gently for about 30 mins.
- While waiting for the sauce, you can cook your pasta as instructed on the packaging.
- 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)