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Spaghetti and Meatballs

 Published 2020-Jan-07   Updated 2020-Jan-15

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Spaghetti Meatballs)

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Spaghetti and Meatballs is an Italian dish that is also popular in America. Spaghetti pasta is cooked aldante, served with marinara sauce and meatballs. It is one dish found in almost all American restaurants. Kids love to eat these juicy meatballs with pasta. 

I make some international food at least once a week, especially during weekends. This is one dish that we all enjoy as a family. I have made the meatballs using ground beef that is available in India. Since we don't get canned tomatoes, I have used fresh tomato puree to make my Marinara Sauce. It works perfectly and the final dish tastes delicious. Do try this version of my tasty Spaghetti with juicy meatballs, where everything is made from scratch.

Recipe For Spaghetti Meatballs

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 – 45 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti Pasta – 1 lb
  • Ground Beef - 1 kg
  • Bread - 3 slices
  • Egg - 1
  • Garlic - 4 cloves (chopped)
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Crushed Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Pepper Flakes - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 2-3 tbsp (chopped)
  • Parmesan Cheese – 2 tbsp
  • Olive Oil - 3 tbsp

For The Sauce

  • Tomatoes – 10 (pureed)
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Garlic - 4 cloves (chopped)
  • Basil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Take the ground beef in a big sieve, keep it under running water to wash it. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes for the water to be completely drained.
  2. Chop the bread slices into small pieces and take it in a mixing bowl. Add the ground meat, salt, egg, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chopped garlic, chopped coriander leaves. Mix together.
  3. Make small lemon sized balls with this. Roll it smoothly between your palm.
  4. Take about 1/2 cup maida in a plate. Roll each ball in this flour and arrange in a plate.
  5. Take a big pot, add some oil. Shallow fry the balls in the oil in batches. Fry for about 2 minutes and roll. Fry till every side is browned, for a total of 6-7 minutes.Remove the balls in a plate.
  6. In the same pot, add chopped onions, garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree, salt, black pepper and cook covered for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the meatballs into the sauce and cook together for 20 minutes. Add basil, mix and switch off.
  8. In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain the water.
  9. Mix the spaghetti with the sauce and switch off. Serve immediately.

Detailed Steps to make Spaghetti & Meatballs

I usually take the ground beef in a big sieve, show it under running water to wash it. Then let it rest for 5-10 minutes, for the water to be completely drained.

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Chop the bread slices into small pieces and take it in a mixing bowl. Alternatively, you can use bread crumbs.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

Add the ground meat, salt, egg, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chopped garlic, chopped coriander leaves.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

Mix together with your palm just until it comes together.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

Make small lemon sized balls and roll it smoothly between your palm.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

Take about 1/2 cup maida in a plate. Roll each meat ball in this flour and arrange in a plate.

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Take a big pot, add some oil, shallow fry the balls in batches.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

In a deep pot, add oil, add chopped onions, garlic and fry till it becomes golden brown.

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Add the tomato puree, salt, black pepper and cook covered for 10 minutes.

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Once the marinara sauce is perfectly cooked i.e. the raw taste of the tomatoes are completely gone, add the meatballs. Cook together for 20 minutes. Add basil, mix and switch off.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain the water.

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You can serve the pasta and pour some sauce with meatballs on top. The other option is to mix the spaghetti with the sauce and switch off.

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Garnish with fresh herbs like coriander leaves or basil and switch off. Enjoy.

Spaghetti Meatballs preparation step

Serving Spaghetti Meatballs

  • Serve with a fresh side salad.

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