Oct 7, 2011

Spaghetti and Meatballs




This is an Italian meatball recipe. Meatballs can usually be fried or baked. I prefer baking to reduce the unwanted oil obtained when fried. Usually its made from ground  meat mixed with bread crumbs, onions, spices, egg etc. The sauce is the main thing which adds on the taste. It is great with pasta/spaghetti. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner with this recipe.
 
 
Ingredients for the Sauce

4 Tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped Onion
2 tbsp Tomato sauce
1/2 tsp ground Oregano
1 tsp Basil leaves
1 tsp Parsley flakes
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Butter

Directions
  1. Boil tomatoes. Peel of the skin & make a paste using food processor/mixi.
  2. Saute onion in butter till golden brown. Add garlic and the tomato paste. Stir for sometime.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, little water and cook for 5 min and keep aside.

Ingredients for the Meatballs

3/4 cup Ground beef
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese 
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1 tsp Garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
3/4 tsp ground Oregano
2 tsp Parsley flakes
2 tsp Basil leaves
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Salt

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix thoroughly all the above ingredients & make round balls.
  3. Spray oil in a baking pan & bake for 35 - 40 min.
  4. Add the meat balls to the prepared sauce & heat for 5 min.
  5. Cook spaghetti & strain. Saute it in little butter & garlic.  Have a delicious lunch or dinner with the saucy meatballs. I'm sure that you'll love it !!
Note:
  • Canned tomatoes are better if used instead of fresh ones.
  • I have used dry herbs but you can use fresh herbs also.
  • Bread crumbs can be shop bought or normal bread can be powdered and used.




1 comment:

Amy said...

wow!!so delicious....Thanks for sharing with Food Corner...

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