Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Buongiorno miei amici...My lovely friends, today we would be making one of my favorites Italian delicacy. We would make yummy and mouth watering meatballs...who doesn't like meatballs??? no one i guess everyone loves meatballs both little children and adults....This one will be a keeper and eventually one of your family's favorite...


  • spaghetti/pasta
  • salt
For the Meatballs
  • minced beef
  • minced pork
  • breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • chopped fresh basil
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • little salt
  • black pepper
  • chili pepper
  • onion powder
  • vegetable oil
  • olive oil

For the sauce
  • onion
  • minced garlic
  • red pepper flakes
  • tomatoes paste
  • can crushed tomatoes
  • fresh tomatoes
  • black pepper
  • chopped parsley
  • chopped basil
  • salt
  • sugar

Lets cook
1. In a bowl combine the breadcrumbs, minced meats, eggs, a lot of the grated Parmesan cheese, some parsley, basil, garlic, black pepper, red chili, onion powder and salt.
2. Get your hands in there and get dirty. Mix all the ingredients together.
3. Mold small balls out of the mixture and place on a flat tray, when you are done put it in the freezer for a few minutes just to make the meatballs stick solidly together.
4. Heat up equal amount of vegetable oil and olive oil in a big skillet or pan large enough to hold the sauce.
5. When the oil is hot. Very carefully, in batches, place the meatballs in the oil and brown them well on all sides over medium-low heat, turning carefully with a spatula or fork . Don't crowd the pan.  Remove the meat balls when they are brown on both sides not totally cooked because they will get cooked inside the sauce. Put it on a paper tower.
6. After removing the meatballs. Pour onions and garlic, stir it for a couple of minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomatoes paste, fresh diced tomatoes, parsley, basil, black pepper and pepper flakes, salt and a little sugar to balance the acidity. Let the sauce cook for about 15 -20 minutes.
7. Carefully add the meatballs, and stir them into the sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 20 minutes. The yummy juices inside the meatballs will work their way into the sauce. Stir the sauce gently a couple of times.
8. Your spaghetti should be ready by now. Serve with the sauce on the spaghetti grate Parmesan cheese generously on top and enjoy.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meatballs after being browned before putting it in the sauce