Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spaghetti with Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs. Dare I say anything else? This is the dish of my family. All of us enjoy it, we lick our plates clean using garlic toasted bread and fight over the last meatball. So let's get cooking! Spaghetti and meatballs IS EASY to make from scratch (well pasta is boxed) and taste better then that store bought processed stuff!

Baked Meatballs:
1 lb of lean ground beef
1/2 cup shredded Parm cheese
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
2 fresh garlic cloves, smashed and minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat small square pan with EVOO. Form into medium size balls and bake for 12 minutes,turning after 6. Set aside.

The Marinara:
2 tbsp EVOO
1/3 cup grated sweet onion
2 galic cloves, minced
1 1/2 (28oz) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large deep skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until soft. Pour in tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir, simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining of ingredients, stir well and simmer for 15 mins uncovered.

Next I add the sauce and meatballs to cooked spaghetti noodles and stir well. Do you serve your pasta separate from sauce?? I don't! It's better mixed together especially the next day!

There you have it! Delicious easy recipe that will knock the socks off your family!

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