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Spaghetti with Meatballs

Posted on May 15, 2009 by in beef

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Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with meatballs have always been on our menu and I can imagine it to be a staple in many other households too.

Spaghetti with Meatballs were bottled in glass jars weeks in advance for our caravan holidays by the sea. My favorite movie as a child was “The Lady and the Tramp”, not because of the cute puppies, but because of the spaghetti and meatball scene between lady and her tramp. So I think it is safe to say, I love Spaghetti with Meatballs. Sadly, I had to bid the carbs farewell, but I am quite happy to eat zoodles. ( Zucchini noodles)


I do not have fancy tricks when making meatballs,but I have a few tricks that work for me and I am sure it will work for you too. I share them with you gladly!

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs

Ingredients

1 kg/ 2.2lbs ground beef – topside if possible
1 large onion – grated
4 slices of brown bread – not seed /loaf
1 T Worcester Sauce
2 t salt
½ cup chopped parsley
1/2 t ground coriander
pepper

Soak bread in water for about 2 minutes. Squeeze the bread to remove all the water and add, with all other ingredients to the ground beef. Mix with the hands, but do not over-mix. Make small meatballs and brown them in a skillet with some olive oil. Keep aside

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Tomat0 sauce

2 x 410g/o.9lbs chopped tomatoes
2 T tomato paste
1 large onion – chopped
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic – crushed
1-2 cups of water
salt and pepper to taste
zest and juice of a lemon
sugar – we like the sauce to be a little sweet.
125 ml chopped parsley

to serve – grated parmesan

Method

Heat oil in a big pot, add onion and garlic and fry until slightly browned. Add all the other ingredients except the parsley. Cook the sauce for 10 minutes. Place the browned meatballs into the sauce, place the lid on the pot and let the meatballs simmer for another 20-30 minutes. Add the parsley and serve on cooked noodles! My husband likes it if I mix the meatballs and sauce with the pasta, but it does not make a pretty picture so do as you please. Serve with lots of grated parmesan.

Spaghetti with Meatballs

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21 Responses to “Spaghetti with Meatballs”

  1. Sylvie 15 May 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    You could never go wrong with serving me spaghetti with meatballs. It always makes me happy.

  2. My Carolina Kitchen 15 May 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    Gorgeous describes this. I liked mine mixed just as your husband does but you’re right…..doesn’t make a good picture.
    Sam

  3. Elra 15 May 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    A favorite oh my family, take on this classic meat ball with simple sauce. Nothing beat this. Delicious!

  4. Helene 16 May 2009 at 12:55 am #

    That meal is so nice. My sons loves meatballs and pasta. They can’t resist it.

  5. Emily 16 May 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    Wow, your spaghetti and meatballs look absolutely delicious!

    I loved that movie scene too!

  6. That Girl 16 May 2009 at 9:31 pm #

    Such a basic meal, but it always pleases.

  7. Junglefrog 17 May 2009 at 9:38 am #

    This looks lovely Nina! I too love spaghetti and minced meat and there are soooo many varieties to make this appetizing! We usually also mix it in with the sauce, but I totally agree that the balls are much more photogenic!

  8. Maryann 17 May 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Yummy Yummy Yum yum! LOL
    -xox

  9. elly 17 May 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Spaghetti and meatballs is total comfort food, Nina. I love your use of cardamom!

  10. emiglia 17 May 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite comfort food, and I’ve always loved that scene from the Lady and the Tramp. I noticed that you used coriander in your meatballs… I’ve seen fennel seed, but never coriander. What sort of flavor does it lend to the dish?

  11. emiglia 17 May 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Spaghetti and meatballs is my favorite comfort food, and I’ve always loved that scene from the Lady and the Tramp. I noticed that you used coriander in your meatballs… I’ve seen fennel seed, but never coriander. What sort of flavor does it lend to the dish?

  12. Pam 18 May 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    I still love The Lady and the Tramp. Your spaghetti and meatballs looks excellent -now I am craving pasta.

  13. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 18 May 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    That looks so good and hearty Nina! YUM!

  14. lisaiscooking 19 May 2009 at 12:14 am #

    I love that scene in Lady and the Tramp! It makes me want spaghetti.

  15. Proud Italian Cook 19 May 2009 at 5:24 am #

    Pasta, pasta, pasta, yumm,Nina!

  16. Peter M 19 May 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    I don’t think there’s another dish so universally loved as much as spaghetti and meatballs. Keep on spreading the love.

  17. Jeanne 21 May 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    What a fabulous and timeless favourite – yum! And I also used to adore that scene in Lady & the Tramp 🙂

  18. Anonymous 3 July 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    there is nothing better that slopping some meat in my mouth. I just love these balls.

  19. Anonymous 23 March 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    how many people does this serve


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