Spaghetti with Meatballs

Not too many ingredients, easy preparation but still can deliver big flavors for you and your guests. You can find different recipes and sizes for the meatballs, I personally like to maintain a 50/50 ratio of beef and pork and shape the meatballs a little bit bigger than a golf ball. This is how I like it and I’m sure it won’t disappoint you neither. Why don’t you give it a try?

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Ingredients you will be needing for 4 to 6 pax

For the Meatballs:

  • 250g Beef
  • 250g Pork
  • 2 slices of Bread
  • 50 g Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Salt and pepper

For the Tomato sauce:

  • Olive oil
  • ½ onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of Red wine
  • Tomato Sauce in can
  • Sugar
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper

…and then also:

  • 500g Spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Some Basil

Now at work:

  1. Mix beef, pork, bread, garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper and egg in a bowl with the help of your clean hands.
  2. Divide the meat using a ¼ cup to portion the meatballs in equal size then shape them into balls with your hands.
  3. In a pan add some olive oil and start to cook the meatballs until golden brown, about 15 min then remove them from the pan.
  4. Add some chopped onion and garlic in the same pan and cook it for few minutes before adding the red wine.
  5. Reduce the wine by half, it will be taking about 5 minutes and then add the tomato sauce and some water.
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes and the meatballs for another 20-30 minutes.
  7. Remove the meatballs and adjust your tomato sauce with some fresh parsley, sugar, salt and pepper.
  8. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water following the instruction on the package, usually 8-12 min.
  9. Once cooked add the spaghetti in the tomato sauce, mix it for few minutes and then serve.
  10. Add the meatballs on top, some fresh basil for extra flavor and garnish, grate some parmesan on the top and there you have it.
  11. Dig in, thank me later.

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