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Easy Peasy Meatballs and spaghetti

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An easy Winter warmer - great for all the family, especially fun with very long spaghetti in our house!!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion
  • finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 pound minced beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 1 can plum tomatoe tomatoes
  • 1 medium onions
  • finely chopped
  • 2garlic cloves
  • finely chopped
  • 1 tbs. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan

Details

servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Easy Peasy Meatballs and spaghetti - Step 1

Instructions

Meatballs:

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cook onions and garlic in 2 tbps of olive oil on medium heat until softened (about 5 minutes). In a large bowl, add the onion/garlic mixture and all the other ingredients. Combine everything by hand until well mixed. form 2”meatballs by hand. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Brown meatballs and then bake for 15 minutes in the oven.
Tomato Sauce:
Cook onions and garlic in oil in a pot over medium heat until soft, . Stir in tomatoes with juice reserved in a separate bowl. Simmer sauce , stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened about 10 mins. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and half of the reserved liquid until sauce reduces about 5 mins. *Add parsley and Parmesan cheese on top as garnish.
serve ontop of cooked pasta or spaghetti

The meat balls can be prepared in advance as can the sauce. Cook the prepared meatballs when needed and heat up the sauce before adding to the meatballs, if having a busy day

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