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Spaghetti & meatballs with Italian tomato pasta sauce

A classic meal which you can enjoy with your family. Our Spaghetti & meatballs with Italian tomato pasta sauce is great to eat while watching movies. Feel free to take all of the photos you want to when you’re done.

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We’ve all seen Lady and the Tramp, the Disney classic with one of the most well-known food scenes ever. After the movie, the love of pasta grew even more. If you’re looking for your own homemade spaghetti & meatballs with Italian tomato pasta sauce, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to take all of the photos you want to when you’re done.

Spaghetti & meatballs tips

When making your meatballs, it’s a great idea to brown them in batches so that they don’t start boiling with liquid between them. The browning adds lots of flavours. You can make your own bread crumbs but the finer store-bought kind or Corn Flakes crumbs keep your meatballs lighter. The tomato sauce is a tasty classic Italian-inspired sauce which you can use in any pasta and pizza, so making more than you need is still a good idea. Save a cup of pasta water when it’s cooked. In a pan, warm the meatballs, sauce, pasta and a little bit of pasta water to combine the whole dish for the best results.

A classic meal which you can enjoy with your family. Our Spaghetti & meatballs with Italian tomato pasta sauce is great to eat while watching movies.

Spaghetti & meatballs Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 grams ground beef

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 2 cups pasta sauce, see the recipe below or use your favourite ready-made pasta sauce.

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • INGREDIENTS – PASTA SAUCE
  • 1 chopped onion

  • 1 tsp garlic

  • 1 can tomato paste

  • 2 cans tinned tomato

  • 1 tsp Italian herbs

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • fresh basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • In a small bowl, stir bread crumbs with milk until evenly combined. Let sit for 10 minutes, or while you prep other ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, use your hands to combine beef, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, then gently stir in bread crumb mixture, egg, Parmesan, and parsley until just combined. Form into golf size balls.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil. Working in batches, sear meatballs on all sides to develop a crust.
  • Once the meatballs are cooked, remove them from the pan and then make your sauce. If you are using ready-made sauce, heat the sauce in a pan and add meatballs.
  • METHOD – PASTA SAUCE
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent.
  • Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar and herbs.
  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, basil, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add meatballs to your sauce and simmer for 10 minutes more. Serve with your favourite pasta.

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