Friday, August 24, 2012

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I love making spaghetti, it is super easy and good. I decided today to make my own sauce and to step it up a bit make my own meatballs. 

For the meatballs you will need:

2 lbs ground beef
1/2 milk
1/2 onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
3 slices of bread (you can use any kind, I just chose wheat)
2 tablespoons Parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs

In a bowl beat the eggs slightly and crumbled the bread into that mixture, let sit to absorb for 5 minutes.

Add the onions, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

Add the ground beef and mix together

roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, bake in a 450 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

Pull meatballs out of the oven and set aside.

For the sauce you will need:

2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil

In a pot heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onions on medium heat until soft. Then add the basil, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar.

Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and put a lid on the pot to simmer for 30 minutes.

Once that time is up, add the meatballs. I also added a little more salt to taste and I added some crushed garlic that I keep in the refrigerator. Keep the heat on low and put the lid on. Leave the sauce for 60 minutes stirring occasionally.

I boiled 1/2 box of thin spaghetti, once the 60 minutes was up I mixed the sauce and spaghetti together

Serve with some grated parmesan cheese on the top. 

1 comment:

  1. Go you! I've still not gotten up the nerve to make my own sauce :)