Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs
What can I say... family favourite... without admitting to taking a simple path I have used a bottle of tomato puree that I purchased for this recipe and in the past I have been known to enlist the assistance of Paul Newman and his famous sauce selection. Meatballs are so simple though and they add a flavour to the sauce that makes this dish your own... 

  • In a saucepan put a bottle of your choice of sauce... if using a plain tomato puree you can fry off some minced garlic and finely diced onion first for additional flavour then add your bottle of sauce and a couple of cups of water. Bring to the simmer and add a dash of vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar. 
  • In a bowl place about 500 grams minced meat(I like to use a mixture of pork and beef or you can chose chicken or even minced fish).
  • Add some finely diced onion, lots of chopped fresh herbs, a cup full of freshly grated Parmesan and an egg ...season with salt and pepper.
  • Roll into golf ball sized balls and place them into the simmering sauce. Cook gently until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve the meatballs on top of spaghetti or the pasta of your choice that has had a little sauce mixed through it and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


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