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Spagetti and Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Spagetti and Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Spagetti and Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by stephiejo

Makes 6 servings



simplyrecipes.com with some modifications

Recipe Ingredients for Spagetti and Meatballs

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 chopped onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
28 oz Tomatoes Crushed Plum
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
3 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Meatballs
1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 eggs
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs dry whole wheat spaghetti,

Recipe Directions for Spagetti and Meatballs

  1. METHOD

  2. 1 Prepare the sauce. Heat olive oil in 4-5 quart pot on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add carrots and mushrooms, blend together for 2 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, stir together. Add basil, rosemary and parsley, stir tomatoes with a potato masher until sauce starts to thicken about 5 minutes over medium high heat. Add tomato paste concentrate, stir to blend. Reduce heat and simmer while preparing meat balls, stirring occasionally.

  3. 2 Prepare the meatballs. Mix by hand in a large bowl beef, Italian sausage, basil, parsley, mushrooms, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, herbed salt, and pepper until well mixed. Use small melon baller, or teaspoons to form 1-inch round meat balls. Roll and compress into tight balls.

  4. 3 Heat frying pan on high heat. Add olive oil. Sear and brown meat balls on all sides. About 2-3 minutes. Depending on pan size you may need to brown two batches of the meatballs. Do not crowd the pan by stacking the meatballs. Cook in a single layer. Do not over-cook. As meatballs are finishing, add a little bit of red wine to de-glaze pan.

  5. 4 Add cup red wine to the sauce. Then stir in cup cheese. Add salt to taste. Add meatballs, gently stir. Simmer sauce and meatballs for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. 5 While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot with 4 quarts of water in it to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add 1 Tbsp of salt. When the water returns to a boil add the pasta to the pot. Leave the pot uncovered while you cook the pasta on high heat with a vigorous boil. Put a timer on for 8-10 minutes, or whatever your pasta package directions say is appropriate for al dente (cooked but still a little firm). Drain.

  7. To serve, place thin layer of sauce on plate, add pasta, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated parmesan-romano cheese.

Categories

Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 483.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
627
Calories from Fat
191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.2g
33%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
176mg
59%
Sodium
1359mg
57%
Potassium
796mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
57.2g
19%
Dietary Fiber
11.6g
46%
Sugars
12.0g
Protein
54.1g
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 25% Iron 49%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in selenium
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