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Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 8
  • 30 min
  • 50 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted from Barefoot Contessa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh italian parsley
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds spaghetti
  • 1/8 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Directions

Prep: For Meatballs: 1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg in bowl. With hands, form balls. 2. Fry meatballs in vegetable oil, turning, until done, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside. For Sauce: 1. Add olive oil to used meatball pan, and sauté onion and garlic. 2. Add wine and cook until it evaporates, scraping pan. 3. Add canned tomatoes and more salt and pepper to taste. Make: 1. Make pasta: follow package directions/boil in water until al dente. 2. Meanwhile, add meatballs into sauce and simmer for 20-25 minutes. 3. Serve pasta with sauce and meatballs, and grate fresh parmesan on top.

Notes

"My son is a devoted carnivore and loves hearty pasta dishes with meat. We use beef but this can be made with any ground meat (just make sure to increase cooking time slightly for turkey)." - Mary, Gatheredtable Founder

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